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DEC Cyclone Idai Appeal

Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe a week ago, leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing 700 people and affecting an estimated 2.6 million people.  

Strong winds and widespread flooding ripped apart roads, bridges, houses, schools and health facilities and submerged vast swathes of agricultural land.  

Although most river levels may have now peaked, flooding remains severe and the full scale of the disaster has yet to become clear as search and rescue operations continue.  

With little clean water available, cholera cases have been reported and there is a high risk of outbreaks of other waterborne diseases.  

Conditions in Mozambique in particular remain challenging and some areas are still inaccessible, but aid is starting to get through.  

DEC member charities are working closely with national partners to support the rescue and relief effort, delivering clean water, emergency shelter materials and blankets, food such as pulses and maize flour, and urgent health assistance. 

People need help now. Please donate today.

Or, read more about the cyclone.

Oxfam Cyclone Idai Appeal

Your help is needed to reach people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi who are worst affected by Cyclone Idai. Please give what you can today.

How Oxfam works in emergencies

When catastrophe strikes - such as an earthquake, a conflict, a hurricane or flood – the danger to life and health can quickly overcome people’s capacity to endure. Your donation means we can reach them fast with emergency assistance - water, food and protection – to help them survive. And we stick around to work with local communities so that people stand a better chance of recovering and rebuilding their lives free from poverty.

Every penny counts when it comes to emergency responses, and we are so grateful that you would choose to help save lives. So we promise to use your donation wisely. That means we will:

  • Administer your donation efficiently, putting your gift to work effectively
  • Acknowledge and welcome all new supporters and provide information and insight about Oxfam's work
  • Keep you up-to-date on how your support is helping to change life for some of the world's poorest communities.

Donate now.

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