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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.

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