Project information

Cyclone Idai Appeal

On the 14 to 15 March, Cyclone Idai made landfall in central Mozambique, near Beira City, Sofala Province, leaving almost 90 percent of the city submerged in flood water.

The Cyclone brought torrential rains and winds of up to 140 km/h, and a tidal surge has cut off several villages in the area.

3 years

Charity information: CAFOD

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  • Need

    Need

    An initial needs assessment in eastern Zimbabwe has identified at least 9,000 people in need of vital humanitarian aid. An accurate number of people affected is difficult to establish at this point, as many districts remain inaccessible.

    CAFOD ’s emergency experts on the ground say that the immediate needs are clean and safe water, basic shelter, food, and household kitchenware and utensils.

    We will be providing support as the needs assessments come in.

    Your donation can change this.

    Solution

    What are CAFOD doing?
    Working with our local Caritas experts, rapid assessments are already underway in some of the worst affected area – Beira, Dondo, and Caia, where the priority is to reach 1,400 vulnerable people, with food – rice, beans, sugar and cooking oil, as well as hygiene kits.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Emergency shelter


    Activities

    » » Providing emergency shelter to those who have lost their home

    What success will look like

    The number of families given emergency shelter


    Aim 2

    Emergency water


    Activities

    » » Getting clean, safe water into the area.

    What success will look like

    The number of people reached with clean water


    Aim 3

    Emergency food


    Activities

    » » Providing food supplies to the survivors.

    What success will look like

    » Providing food supplies to the survivors.


    Aim 4

    Emergency medical aid


    Activities

    » » Providing urgent medical aid to prevent diseases.

    What success will look like

    » Providing medicine and aid to those who need it.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Working with our local Caritas experts, rapid assessments are already underway in some of the worst affected area – Beira, Dondo, and Caia, where the priority is to reach 1,400 vulnerable people, with food – rice, beans, sugar and cooking oil, as well as hygiene kits.
    We have spent a number of years working in the area and will continue to do so.

    Risk

    We are constantly assessing the risks for this project, and working to minimise anything that could jeopardise our work.

    Reporting

    Donors who choose to hear from us will be updated by email or mail. You can keep up to date with the latest news and sign up to our monthly updates on our website: cafod.org.uk/News/Latest-news
    Follow us on social media for updates - facebook.com/CAFOD and twitter.com/CAFOD

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £100,000 Emergency relief Giving people in desperate need emergency shelter, food and water, healthcare and sanitation
  • Background

    Location

    Mozambique, near Beira City

    Beneficiaries

    We are getting urgent aid to those who need it the most.
    Survivors have been left with nothing and are in desperate need of the basics. Donations to this appeal will provide shelter, food, clean water, healthcare and sanitation to the most vulnerable people.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our experienced partners, are already on the ground and ready to provide emergency aid in the region.

    Read more about our work at
    www.cafod.org.uk/About-us/What-we-do

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    CAFOD Team

    Co-Ordinating

£50

could provide a family with food for a month.

“I pray for encouragement to all those involved in rescue operations and humanitarian assistance that they may not tire of supporting their brothers and sisters who need them most during this difficult time.”

Bishop Charles Kasonde of Solwezi, Chairman of the Association of Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa