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.
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.
TR is providing lifesaving aid to remote communities.TR is playing a key role in the aid distribution into the remote communities west of Beira. The logistics cluster has had to set up 4 forward operating bases to access the affected communities. Our teams are locating remote communities, moving to them by foot, vehicle, boat or helicopter, assessing the multi-sector needs & calling forward and distributing the aid packages. We are also providing filtration kits to provide access to fresh water.
The Damage from Cyclone IDAI in Zimbabwe Summary The violent Cyclone Idai has been and is now dissipating but it has left a trail of destruction and devastation. People all over the Province of Manicaland Zimbabwe have suffered heavy losses, in terms of property, livestock, homesteads including human life and are now struggling to recover and rebuild. This project aims to assist the reconstruction and rehabilitation of a village that has been devastated by the cyclone.
International Medical Corps is deploying a team to reach those affected by Cyclone Idai, which hit southeastern Africa on March 14 and 15. More than 1 million people across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been affected by the cyclone's torrential rains, destructive winds and deadly flooding. Though the death toll likely will continue to rise as additional information comes in, the government of Mozambique estimates that more than 1,000 people may have died in that country alone.
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.
Manicaland and Masvingo provinces of Zimbabwe hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai have faced massive destruction of infrastructure, property and loss of lives with an estimated 12 500 to 15 000 people affected and over 300 losing their lives. HOCIC project's main focus is Education Assistance to households and schools affected by the Cyclone. The project is mobilising school furniture, textbooks, writing books, pens, pencils, bags, uniforms, sanitary wear and other essentials for the affected children
Cyclone Idai has caused severe flooding in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Concern Worldwide is already on the ground in Malawi, where the floods have affected more than 900,000 people, leaving over 125,000 people homeless. The Malawian government declared a State of National Disaster on March 8, and the displaced are scattered across 173 makeshift camps. Concern is initially responding by providing essential items to the displaced, with plans to carry out shelter and hygiene activities.
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.
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.
Communication is aid. Cyclone Idai, the worst storm to ever hit the Southern Hemisphere, left a trail of destruction across Mozambique, Zimbabwe & Malawi, killing an 1,000 & displacing tens of thousands. 6 weeks later Kenneth, another category 4 cyclone lashed northern Mozambique. This is unprecedented. Survivors depend on radio to deliver updates on where to get aid, to find missing loved ones, the latest health bulletins, weather info, etc. World Vision is our local distribution partner.
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.
The children of Mozambique are facing unimaginable circumstances. After two historic cyclones, Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth, have devastated the already vulnerable country, families are without shelter and in desperate need of food and clean water. Save the Children will scale up our existing response to support emergency relief efforts across Mozambique, as well as Malawi and Zimbabwe.
In response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, World Central Kitchen has activated #ChefsForMozambique to provide thousands of meals a day to support and empower the local community on its long road to recovery.
Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique on March 15th, bringing strong winds, torrential rains, widespread flooding, and massive destruction. Several hundred people are confirmed dead while hundreds more remain missing. Scenes from the ground show extreme devastation and whole towns submerged under water. With the power grid down, millions of people are suffering. FRF will provide free fuel to those in need, as well as to hospitals, water treatment plants, first responder vehicles & equipment.
Catastrophic rains and floods caused by Cyclone Idai killed at least 50 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people in Malawi. Partners In Health is working to rebuild homes, deploy mobile clinics, and ensure families are safe, housed, and fed in the rural Neno district--where we have worked in partnership with the government providing high-quality health care since 2007.
This project seeks to support over 13 000 women and girls in Chimanimani area of Zimbabwe that was hard hit by the Tropical Cyclone Idai which left them homeless and vulnerable by providing them with hygiene and sanitary wear.
We have deployed 40 water rescue specialists for this intervention who will use boats and helicopters for rescue as the road to Beira has been washed away. Our team will provide food, water, medical care and shelter to little children and indeed adults who haven't eaten in days. We've rescued 2100 people trapped in the water. on ground we discovered 4500 people. There are now 6500 in this area that have had no material assistance nor medical care. We are supplying 1.4 tons of medical supplies.
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