Earlier this year, Cyclone Idai triggered a massive disaster in southern Africa, severely hitting Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. In Malawi alone, heavy rains and floods have affected more than one million people. Lives have been lost, homes, farmland, livestock and possessions washed away, and nearly 100,000 people have been displaced.
Concern is on the ground in Malawi and Mozambique, working to reach people who have been displaced by the flooding. 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.