HOMES AND LIVES WASHED AWAY


When Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa in March, it separated parents and children, ripped up homes and destroyed livelihoods. 

One month on, thousands of families are still homeless and afraid. They urgently need help. 

We have a response team in Malawi providing emergency shelter to the families who need it the most. 

Watch the video below for our latest update.

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How we are responding to families in Malawi

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FAMILIES LIKE PETRO'S HAD TO RUN AWAY FROM THE DEVASTATION CAUSE BY CYCLONE IDAI

“The rains were so heavy, there was so much water flooding our house, then it just washed away. Completely washed away. So we had to run. 

At first, I had the fear, the next thing I thought was that we would die because I had to pick up my children on my shoulders. The water was almost at my neck level.”

Petro and his family were forced to flee their village in Malawi after Cyclone Idai destroyed their home.

With your support, we’ll be able to provide aid to families like Petro’s, so they can start rebuilding their lives.

 

About Cyclone Idai


  • Cyclone Idai has brought severe flooding in southern Africa, with torrential rains and strong winds of over 100mph.
  • Downpours have been affecting the region for weeks, causing severe floods since the beginning of March. This comes after a period of severe drought, making the conditions worse. 
  • Flooding has devastated land, livestock, homes and infrastructure, leaving vast areas uninhabitable and families homeless and vulnerable.
  • There are fears for further risks to families such as water-borne disease outbreaks. 
  • Roads and bridges are washed away, communications are down, floodwaters haven’t yet receded leaving whole villages inaccessible.

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