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.
Cyclone Idai has caused widespread destruction across Southern Africa. Reports suggest that more than 1,000 people may have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have already been displaced by the floods and damage. Crops and livestock have been destroyed. Power supply and communication continue to be disrupted in affected areas.
Right now, the most immediate needs include food, fuel, hygiene kits, school books, mosquito nets, tents, and other supplies. ActionAid is responding through our community partnerships in some of the most affected areas, including Mocuba and Lugela, Mozambique; Chimanimani, Zimbabwe; and Nsanje, Malawi. Your donation will help make sure they can reach people quickly.
ActionAid's response is community-driven, women-led, and rights-based, which means your donation today invests in change that lasts. Donations beyond the scope of ActionAid's Cylone Idai response may be used for disaster recovery and resilience efforts where needed most.