We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are in the best position to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like these.
By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges.
The projects listed below are led by vetted GlobalGiving partners responding to this disaster.
You can donate directly to a specific project or to GlobalGiving’s Tropical Cyclone Freddy Relief Fund and we'll allocate it to where it's needed most. GlobalGiving will post reports about how your donation has been put to use.
Cyclone Freddy has hit Malawi on March 13th and is shaping up to be the longest-lasting storm on record since its arrival in southern Africa in late February. Malawi is bearing the brunt of the storm: more than 11,000 people have been affected, and the south-central regions, where Aleimar has been operating since 2014, are at the brink of collapse. The cyclone's impact has aggravated the situation in a country grappling with the deadliest cholera epidemic in its history.
Cyclone Freddy hit southern Malawi on Monday, March 13 has broken world records as one of the strongest and longest sustained tropical storms ever recorded. As of Monday, March 20, Malawi has reported 476 deaths, 918 missing, and 717 injured. The estimated number of households affected has reached over 200,000. Increasing cholera cases-additional resources are needed to address the health impacts of the cyclone; your solidarity and support is timely and necessary.
This project is shall be overruled by The Chinseu Community Based Organization but there is a special committee that is set to look for the help received and where it shall be distributed (logistic committee). This committee is comprising of different members of the societies like Member from the office of the Ward Councilor, Area development committee, Village development committee, Representative from the religious group and chaired by the Chinseu CBO - Disaster Program Officer.
Malawi has just experienced tropical cyclone killing 500 people and injuring 400 with Blantyre being the worst. Jane is a 13 year girl in one of the victim shelters who has lost both parents. She says " we are facing problems daily but the worst is water, we relying on well-wishers. I haven't taken a bath in 4 days and it's worse with fellow girls in menses". Busy Youth tend to install 20 water hand pumps in 20 victim shelters with water problems saving 10000 floods victims in Blantyre.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.