On 15th March 2019, Cyclone Idai made landfall near the city of Beira in Mozambique, bringing torrential rain and winds across the entire South East of Africa.
The countries most affected by this natural disaster are Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Reports say 2.5 million people have been impacted by the cyclone. There are already over 400 people confirmed to have lost their lives, with the number expected to increase as flood waters subside and rescuers clear through the destruction.
We are in constant contact with our local partners to monitor the situation and we are working in partnership with Africa Federation on the ground to provide urgent assistance to some of the millions whose lives have been turned upside down overnight. Please give what you can and help provide essential lifesaving items such as food, water and shelter. They are in dire need, please help them in any way you can.