CARE International UK

Cyclone Idai Appeal

Thousands of people have been killed or injured by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and countless others have lost everything they have ever owned. CARE is on the ground right now but needs urgent help to provide life-saving supplies and shelter to survivors.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 3:00 PM, 21 March 2019 to 4:00 PM, 17 April 2019

Registered Charity in England and Wales (292506)

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Cyclone Idai could be the worst weather-related disaster to ever strike the southern hemisphere. Thousands of people are in desperate need of help. There have been 150 deaths reported so far across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi and that figure is expected to rise significantly in the coming days. Flash flooding and rising water levels are now putting even more lives at risk. It’s a race against time to stop more lives from being lost.


CARE is already on the ground in all three countries affected. We’ve already sent 13 trucks to the cyclone-affected area with vital items including 500 tents, 200 rolls of plastic sheeting and rope for temporary shelter, 2,800 family kits and over 2,000 hygiene and family packages containing soap, mosquito nets, water canisters and blankets. We’re doing as much as we can but without your help, we may not be able to reach everyone who needs us.

  • “Our home has been destroyed by the cyclone. We lost everything. Nothing is left.”

    — Julia Luis, a 37-year-old mother of three who we met in Beria, Mozambique.