Southern Africa: Disaster Response
Cyclone Idai has triggered a “massive disaster” in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN has said. The region has been hit by widespread flooding and devastation affecting Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi called it “a humanitarian disaster of great proportion”. The death toll is in the hundreds, with hundreds of thousands more affected, and cholera is starting to spread, thanks to compromised drinking water. There is an urgent need for aid.
Image: Climate Centre
What Crossroads is doing
April 2019: Zimbabwe Rugby Seven team helps deliver relief goods
As we prepare a full shipment, another small consignment of relief goods has already made it to Zimbabwe, carried by the mighty Zimbabwe Cheetahs Rugby Sevens team! The delegation (pictured below with Crossroads’ staff), who were in Hong Kong for the annual Sevens tournament, was generous enough to carry home with them 2,500 pairs of medical gloves and 100 mosquito nets, which have already been delivered to our partners on the ground, ready to help those affected by the cyclone and cholera epidemic.
June 2019: DHL offers pro bono shipment to Zimbabwe
Our second shipment of disaster relief goods has arrived in Zimbabwe, thanks to DHL. Crossroads worked closely with a trusted partner in Zimbabwe to prepare this second shipment of goods that included mosquito nets, shelter kits, medical supplies, blankets and clothing. We are very grateful for the support of DHL, who delivered the goods pro bono to help affected families. And a huge thank-you to everyone who has already donated towards our Disaster Fund.
How you can help
You can still give to help people rebuild and recover: If you would like to donate towards our disaster response to southern Africa, please use our Disaster Fund specify Cyclone Idai in the form there. Thank you for caring for those in need in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi!
If you would like to donate towards our disaster response to southern Africa, please use our Disaster Fund specify Cyclone Idai in the form there.
Thank you for caring for those in need in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi!
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