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Mozambique: ADRA Responding to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe

Source: Adventist Development and Relief Agency International Country: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
ADRA has deployed emergency response personnel in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe in response to Cyclone Idai. As swiftly as it came, Cyclone Idai barreled through Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe over the weekend, leaving thousands of people displaced. Reports also now estimate that 84 people are confirmed dead in Mozambique, but according to Mozambique’s president, Felipe Nyusi, the death toll could likely rise to nearly 1,000 people in Mozambique alone. In total, more than 1.5 million people are being affected throughout the three countries in the aftermath of the cyclone. ADRA has been on the ground since the aftermath in Zimbabwe helping up to 650 households with food and hygiene kits with plans to provide further assistance in hardest hit areas. ADRA has also been helping people in Mozambique and Malawi previously recover from heavy floods affecting thousands of people prior to the cyclone’s landfall. ADRA has deployed 1000 shelter kits and 2000 tarps to Mozambique with the assistance of a UN flight convoy to assist the population in Beira, Oliveira added. “We are also in the process of deploying to Malawi emergency kits from our depots in Nairobi.” Though the cyclone has passed, heavy rains continue to pour causing a rise in flood waters. Among those affected are students, where reportedly over 200 classrooms have been destroyed in four provinces in Mozambique. ADRA is working with local authorities, humanitarian organizations, and local Adventist churches in order to avoid duplication of aid relief and mobilize additional resources in Zimbabwe. You can support ADRA’s emergency response fund by donating now.


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