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Project information

Mozambique Cyclone Idai Appeal

Urgent life-saving support required following devastating disaster in Mozambique.

On 14th March 2019, a tropical cyclone swept across Mozambique, leaving a path of destruction across one of the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the world. Many people are struggling to survive.

March 2019 - June 2019

Charity information: Medair UK

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  • Need


    The cyclone made landfall in Mozambique, leaving behind a trail of destruction, cutting off electricity and destroying homes, roads, medical facilities and crops. Widespread displacement and deaths have been caused as a result of the disaster. Many people are currently waiting on rooftops for emergency aid to arrive.


    Medair will provide urgent life saving relief to affected communities.

    Our project will restore dignity and provide hope for survivors through rapid support of emergency basic needs. Our services will target vulnerable populations and those most affected by the cyclone.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Carry out rapid assessments to identify the most vulnerable populations and their needs.


    » Carry out assessments to shape our early recovery project considering shelter, water and sanitation needs of survivors.

    What success will look like

    Assessments completed and recovery activities started.

    Aim 2

    Support critical needs through distribution of emergency kits.


    » Provide emergency hygiene kits to survivors.

    What success will look like

    Hygiene kits distributed to survivors.

    Aim 3

    To provide shelter provision.


    » Distribute emergency shelter kits.
    » Help to rebuild badly damaged shelters.

    What success will look like

    Shelter kits distributed to survivors and shelters rebuilt, providing shelter for displaced families.

  • Impact


    Our emergency intervention will save lives in the short term. The long term goal is to restore hope and help strengthen local communities' ability to recover. We will promote good hygiene, sanitation, health and nutrition practices, and provide training.


    Lack of funding: if sufficient funding is not received, the programme will not be able to meet all its objectives. We are actively fundraising to ensure sufficient funds are secured.


    We will email/write to thank and update donors regularly and progressively over the next few months and share programme updates with donors via newsletters (with photos, progress reports, beneficiaries' feedback, etc.).

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £300,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £300,000 Total Cost Logistics, co-ordination, technical support, emergency hygiene kits and shelter materials etc
  • Background


    Mozambique, including Beira city and remote areas where, due to the severity of the cyclone, it is difficult to reach affected communities.


    This project will support survivors and displaced communities, particularly children, women, and the elderly who are the most vulnerable groups during the aftermath of this disaster.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Medair has 30 years experience of providing life-saving humanitarian relief during emergency crises around the world in 40 countries, including in very dangerous and difficult-to-access places.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Neil Casey

    Director of Medair UK

    James McDowell

    Head of Global Emergency Response Team