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Group carrying injured person on stretcher following Cyclone Idai

An estimated 3 million people have been affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

At least 750 people have been killed and some 400,000 have lost their homes, with this devastating toll expected to rise in the coming days.

Those affected – especially those in remote areas – are in desperate need of food, water, clothing, shelter and medicine.

Christian Aid is raising urgent funds. Working with our local partners on the ground in Zimbabwe and Malawi, we're helping to provide much-needed emergency assistance.

Please donate to the Cyclone Idai Appeal so we can be there for those in need.

How we're responding

Our partners are on the ground in Zimbabwe and Malawi, assessing the impact of Cyclone Idai and responding to people’s needs.

Together, we're working to provide food, shelter, clothing, water, healthcare and more. We're also focused on the specific needs of vulnerable groups, including children, women, those with disabilities and the elderly.

Your donations are providing:

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Food

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Water

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Shelter

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Clothing

Survivors need help to stay alive

A mother affected by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe - Christian Aid

Patience Kanda in Zimbabwe says: 'I managed to leave my house a few minutes before it collapsed and I feel very lucky. I don’t have any clothes for my child and for myself and it’s just too much. We are appealing for help, please, anyone who can assist us.'

Photo: KB Mpofu / Christian Aid

Our Malawi country manager Pansi Katenga says the scale of devastation is enormous.

'Although the rains have stopped for now, they're forecast to begin again soon, and we need to help people who are most vulnerable before the situation gets worse,' she says.

'The most at risk are children under five, lactating mothers and pregnant women, who need to keep up their nutrition. As a mother myself, I feel extremely sad to see women doing all they can to protect their children.'

Donate to the Cyclone Idai Appeal

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