Cyclone Idai Appeal – Christian Aid

An urgent message from Christian Aid

More than 2 million people have been affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. An estimated 80,000 people have been displaced and at least 240 people have been killed. The death toll is rising fast, with over 1,000 predicted lost.

Christian Aid is already on the ground in Malawi and Zimbabwe. In Malawi, over 992,000 have been affected – including more than 75,900 displaced – while in Zimbabwe over 12,000 people have been affected, with at least 200 people reported missing and 98 deaths, according to early estimates.

Homes, schools and health facilities have been demolished, roads have been blocked, and water and sanitation infrastructures have been destroyed, heightening the risk of water-borne diseases. As I write, heavy rains and floods continue to devastate agricultural activities, impacting livelihoods in the long term.

We need to act now. Survivors – especially those in remote areas – are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medicine.

Christian Aid has joined the rest of the DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee) to raise urgent funds. We’re already coordinating with our local partners on the ground to assess the impact, and identify people’s needs so we can provide much-needed emergency assistance.

Please donate now to this DEC Appeal so we can reach those most affected.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, Nick Guttmann
Head of Humanitarian Division

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