Cyclone Idai aftermath crisis

Cyclone Idai aftermath crisis

April 1st, 2019

Residents evacuated from cyclone damage.

A Good Neighbors emergency relief team is on-site to assist survivors of Cyclone Idai. Aid workers are struggling to reach victims due to the catastrophic amount of wreckage and submerged areas.

To most people, humanitarian aid is the only option. We are asking for donations to help with food, medical supplies and shelter.

Although Good Neighbors set up a fund of $250,000 US dollars for the crisis, continuous support is fundamental to all those affected.

There is something you can do to help.

What happened?

Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique on March 14th and flooded entire towns in southern Africa, claiming more than 700 lives so far. Death toll is expected to be over 1,000.

It was a Hurricane-force (category 2) storm with 175 km/h wind that also moved through Zimbabwe and Malawi.

In many places not even treetops are visible.

The disaster of enormous proportions affected almost 3 million people, according to UN officials. It is estimated that at least 90% of the area was devastated, including fields and crops.

Many people are still missing and accessibility is one of the biggest obstacles to our efforts, as many roads are blocked and communication has been cut off.

With flooding there is also the risk of diseases, such as cholera and malaria. Water supplies also get damaged and contaminated.

So, please, there are lots to be done and we need your support.

Thank you.