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UNHCR aid for Cyclone Idai survivors.

 

UNHCR aid for Cyclone Idai survivors.

 

A stranded family sits on top of their home after Cyclone Idai, in Buzi district, outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. © Siphiwe Sibeko/Ritzau Scanpix
A stranded family sits on top of their home after Cyclone Idai, in Buzi district, outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. © Siphiwe Sibeko/Ritzau Scanpix

 

UNHCR and the humanitarian community in southern Africa are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the injuries following the devastating Cyclone Idai that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi between 14 and 16 March 2019.

 

As of 27 March, the cyclone has killed more than 650 people across southern Africa and the number of fatalities continue to rise. Over one million people are estimated to have been affected throughout the three countries, and some 200,000 people to be displaced in the region and in urgent needs of shelter, food, clean water and core relief items.

 

Some 12,000 refugees (3,000 families) out of the 13,000 living in Tongogara refugee camp, south-eastern Zimbabwe, have also been heavily affected.

 

UNHCR and partners are already responding on the ground, relocating affected refugee families to safer shelters and providing life-saving supplies. But more support is urgently needed to reach to all those affected by this disaster, and the Tongogara camp may still be affected by flash floods.

 

We are already mobilizing emergency shelter and core relief items from our global stockpiles to support an initial 30,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the cyclone in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

 

Donate now. SMS text 30 to 4642789 (to donate 30 THB) 

 

  • Zimbabwe. Nomatter Ncube and her kids sit beside their washed away family home following Cyclone Idai © Philimon Bulawayo/Ritzau Scanpix

  • Zimbabwe. UNHCR rushes supplies to assist some 12,000 refugees affected by Cyclone Idai in Tongogara camp © UNHCR/David Banda

  • Zimbabwe. UNHCR rushes supplies to assist some 12,000 refugees affected by Cyclone Idai in Tongogara camp © UNHCR/David Banda