Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth & Idai Emergencies Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth & Idai Emergencies

Deadly cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Deadly cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

On 14 March, a deadly cyclone struck the coast of Mozambique, then carved a trail of destruction across multiple countries in southern Africa, causing catastrophic damage in Malawi and Zimbabwe. More than 2.9 million lives have been affected.

Six weeks later, Cyclone Kenneth – with 200 kilometre per hour winds, struck Mozambique, affecting a further 700,000 people and decimating entire regions.

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Cyclone Idai and its associated floods claimed more than 1,000 lives, with thousands more injured and homeless. Families are in urgent need of shelter, food, clean water and medical supplies.

“Our home has been destroyed by the cyclone. We lost everything. Nothing is left,” says Julia, a 37-year-old mother of three who fled with her children from their village in Mozambique following Cyclone Idai. “We don’t have food, clothes, or blankets for the night.”

CARE was the first agency to respond in the hardest hit region of Mozambique, and has so far assisted 103,742 people. CARE is providing tents, food, water purification tablets, soap, menstrual hygiene items and hygiene education to stop the spread of disease. CARE has also worked with partners to set up 70 temporary schools. 

In Malawi, CARE has helped 154,496 people by distributing food, farming supplies and restoring access to water. 

In Zimbabwe, CARE has reached 8,121 people with clean water and supplies.

CARE is placing special emphasis on women and girls, who are normally the worst affected by disasters and who often prioritise their families’ needs ahead of their own.

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Should the funds raised through an emergency appeal exceed the amount required to meet the immediate and longer term needs of the people in the affected areas, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond CARE’s control which limit its ability to utilise all funds in the affected areas, CARE will direct excess funds to other emergency relief activities in the future.

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