Destruction and killings of 700 people and affecting an estimated of 2.6 million people
In mid-March 2019, Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving an unimaginable trail of destruction in its wake.
As a result of the devastating effects of the cyclone, 700 people have been killed. A staggering estimated 2.6 million people have also been affected. Strong winds and widespread flooding caused by Cyclone Idai ripped apart roads, bridges, houses, schools and health facilities, as well as submerging vast swathes of agricultural land.
Although most river levels have now peaked, flooding remains severe, and in some cases, is also hampering aid efforts. As search and rescue operations continue, the full scale of the disaster has yet to become clear. With little clean water available, cholera cases have already been reported and there is a high risk of outbreaks of other waterborne diseases.
Conditions in Mozambique, in particular, remain challenging and some areas are still inaccessible. Despite this, aid is slowly starting to get through but we need your help.
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust is working closely with national partners to support the rescue and relief effort; delivering clean water, emergency shelter materials and blankets, food such as pulses and maize flour, and urgent healthcare and medical supplies to those in need.
These vulnerable people need your help now - please donate today.