CAFOD

Cyclone Idai Appeal

On the 14 to 15 March, Cyclone Idai made landfall in central Mozambique, near Beira City, Sofala Province, leaving almost 90 percent of the city submerged in flood water. The Cyclone brought torrential rains and winds of up to 140 km/h, and a tidal surge has cut off several villages in the area.

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It ran from 11:09 AM, 22 March 2019 to 5:16 PM, 24 March 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1160384)

Amount raised

£115

Donations

2

  • "In recent days, great floods have sowed mourning and devastation in various areas of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. I express my pain and closeness to those dear people.”

    — Pope Francis

  • “I pray for encouragement to all those involved in rescue operations and humanitarian assistance that they may not tire of supporting their brothers and sisters who need them most during this difficult time.”

    — Bishop Charles Kasonde of Solwezi, Chairman of the Association of Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa

  • “The more we see and hear of the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, the more shocking is the devastating impact on the lives of children, women and men. Reports from the ground tell us of entire villages submerged and whole families missing."

    — CAFOD’s Director, Christine Allen

  • “I pray for encouragement to all those involved in rescue operations and humanitarian assistance that they may not tire of supporting their brothers and sisters who need them most during this difficult time.”

    — Bishop Charles Kasonde of Solwezi, Chairman of the Association of Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa

  • "In recent days, great floods have sowed mourning and devastation in various areas of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. I express my pain and closeness to those dear people.”

    — Pope Francis

  • “The more we see and hear of the destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, the more shocking is the devastating impact on the lives of children, women and men. Reports from the ground tell us of entire villages submerged and whole families missing."

    — CAFOD’s Director, Christine Allen

Situation

An initial needs assessment in eastern Zimbabwe has identified at least 9,000 people in need of vital humanitarian aid. An accurate number of people affected is difficult to establish at this point, as many districts remain inaccessible. CAFOD ’s emergency experts on the ground say that the immediate needs are clean and safe water, basic shelter, food, and household kitchenware and utensils. We will be providing support as the needs assessments come in. Your donation can change this.

Solution

What are CAFOD doing? Working with our local Caritas experts, rapid assessments are already underway in some of the worst affected area – Beira, Dondo, and Caia, where the priority is to reach 1,400 vulnerable people, with food – rice, beans, sugar and cooking oil, as well as hygiene kits.