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Cyclone Idai Emergency Appeal

Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing hundreds of people and affecting an estimated 2.6 million people. Concern are on the ground in Malawi providing emergency aid helping those who have lost everything survive.

March 2019 - July 2019

Charity information: Concern Worldwide

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  • Need


    Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying almost everything in its path, causing devastating floods, killing and injuring thousands of people, and destroying homes and crops. Houses, roads and bridges have been destroyed and agricultural land is completely submerged. The full scale of the disaster is still unfolding as search and rescue operations continue and more heavy rain is predicted. Thousands of people are at risk of malaria, cholera and other diseases.


    Our teams are currently assessing needs and planning an immediate emergency response in Malawi. We will supply essential items such as cooking utensils, mosquito nets, soap and other materials, including plastic sheeting, to provide immediate shelter. We will be building emergency latrines and showers and training people in emergency health and hygiene protocols in the temporary relief camps. We will be providing extensive cash transfers to assist affected families in the recovery.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide short term emergency relief


    » Supply essential items such as cooking utensils, bedding, and materials to build temporary shelter.
    » Build emergency latrines and showers.
    » Provide hygiene kits with items such as soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes and mosquito nets.
    » Train people in emergency health and hygiene protocols to help those who have had to move to temporary relief camps.

    What success will look like

    50,000 people will receive emergency aid.

    Aim 2

    Provide support for survivors in the recovery phase.


    » Provide extensive cash transfers to assist affected families.
    » Provide assistance in rebuilding homes and livelihoods.

    What success will look like

    People affected by the Cyclone will have homes and livelihoods.

  • Impact


    People will recover from the crisis and continue to benefit from our long-term development programming in the country. People will have sustainable livelihoods and will have greater resilience to future crises.


    Difficulty accessing the areas affected by flooding. Our teams on the ground have been using boats to access the hardest to reach areas and are working in collaboration with other agencies to ensure the most vulnerable people are being reached.


    Donors will receive reports at 6 months and 12 months which will show impact against objectives.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £134,187

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      Amount Heading Description
      £56,173 Shelter and Non Food Item kits Black Plastic sheets, Mosquito nets, Solar Torches, Plates, cups, blankets
      £61,471 Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Health kits, soap, makeshift latrines, chlorine
      £16,543 Logistics Transport, staff costs
  • Background




    People affected by Cyclone Idai

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Concern Worldwide has over 50 years of experience responding to emergencies. We have been working in Malawi since 2002.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Yousaf Jogezai

    Concern's Country Director in Malawi who is coordinating our emergency response on the ground.