Cyclone Idai Relief: What's Happening and How to Help
Cyclone Idai brought strong winds and caused severe flooding in Madagascar, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique. Catastrophic damage occurred in and around Beira in southern Mozambique. Several of GlobalGiving’s local nonprofit partners in Madagascar, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique are responding to survivors’ immediate needs and have asked us to help fund their relief and recovery efforts.
The projects below, as part of GlobalGiving’s Cyclone Idai Relief Fund, will provide emergency funding to locally driven relief efforts, providing food, medicine, and other essential supplies to help people impacted by the storm.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future disasters. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors and subscribers.
The Cyclone Idai began as a tropical depression in the Mozambique channel on 4 March, dropping heavy rain over Mozambique and Malawi before heading back eastward in the direction of Beira, by which time it had become a cyclone. This in known as the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere, and the UN says more than 2 million people have been affected whereas 1 000 people may be at risk of death. The Storm-surge floods of up to six metres have caused widespread devastation.
Zimbabwe has been hit by an intense Tropical Cyclone. Idai, Regarded as one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere as a whole. The storm has caused catastrophic damage over Zimbabwe and its people, with the death toll rising, they are in dire need of support.
Cyclone Idai just hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, causing widespread destruction, flooding, and displacement. Local ActionAid offices and community partners are coordinating immediate relief, including supplies like food, fuel, hygiene kits, and school books.
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), in collaboration with local partners, is providing access to safe water to the people affected by Cyclone Idai. Through the constructed water supply systems and wells, victims who have been forced to resettle or are in the process of rebuilding their homes, can have their daily water needs.
IsraAID will deploy an Emergency Response Team to Mozambique following the devastation of Cyclone Idai. IsraAID's team will distribute relief supplies, deliver Psychological First Aid & psychosocial support, restore access to safe water & assess further needs.
A highly destructive cyclone massacred Sofala on March 14th. The Cyclone struck just before harvest, so target groups have lost their food production for the entire year. With this project we are going to supply the Health Centres of Estaquinha, Barada and Mangunde with medicines, hygiene and cleaning products; food for the vulnerable students and communities surrounding the Missions and hygiene products to restore some dignity in this awful conditions, especially to women.
Cyclone Idai devastated vital forest areas around the Chimanimani National Park in central Mozambique. MICAIA will work with 5 communities on re-planting forest areas in critical zones. We will integrate 'useful' trees (native species of food and medicinal plants, bee-friendly plants) along with fast-growing species. We will establish community nurseries for expansion and we will provide information on sustainable farming and forest conservation to local schools.
People in Chipinge and Chimanimani in Zimbabwe are in dire need of help after Cyclone Idai destroyed roads and homes and over 268 people have died. We need help urgently to provide food, clothing and shelter to affected families