Cyclone Idai has triggered a massive disaster in southern Africa, severely hitting Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. In Malawi, where Concern works, over 900,000 people have been affected by Idai. Heavy rains and floods have washed away homes, leaving thousands of people stranded and in desperate need.
Please help Concern provide immediate shelter and other lifesaving essentials in Malawi.
Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe were hit by Cyclone Idai at the end of March and are in urgent need of help.
Overall, more than 2.6 million people have been affected by the cyclone, with more than 480 people confirmed dead and 400,000 have lost their homes. In Malawi, the government has declared a State of National Disaster.
Since 1968, Concern has worked in over 50 countries, responding to major emergencies and crises as well as implementing long term development programmes. Concern is on the ground in Malawi, working to reach 50,000 people who have been displaced by the flooding. We have been working there for almost 20 years, and our programme areas are amongst the worst hit by Idai.
In Malawi, we are distributing essential supplies to those in need, such as hygiene kits and emergency kits containing household items, bedding, torches and plastic sheeting to provide immediate shelter. We are also setting up cash transfers to support people in the long-term and taking measures to prevent health hazards such as malaria and cholera outbreaks.
But we need your support.
One of the southern hemisphere’s worst weather disasters, Cyclone Idai will continue to destroy people’s lives if we don’t act now.