DEC Cyclone Idai Appeal - Action Against Hunger Disaster Emergency Committee member

DEC Cyclone Idai Appeal

Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing hundreds of people and affecting an estimated 3 million people.

By Action Against Hunger

Mar 21 2019

The joint DEC appeal officially ended Wednesday 3 May 2019 at 23:59, however you can still donate to raise much needed funds for the people of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe as they go through the process of rebuilding their lives.


Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing hundreds of people and affecting an estimated 3 million people.

Houses, roads and bridges have been ripped apart and agricultural land is completely submerged. More than 750 people are confirmed dead and 400,000 have lost their homes.

People urgently need help right now with emergency shelter kits, food such as pulses and maize flour, water purification tablets, and urgent medical assistance.

Action Against Hunger has launched a fundraising appeal to support our fellow DEC members and their partners working in the affected areas. While we are currently not working in Mozambique, Malawi or Zimbabwe, any funds we raise will be allocated to our DEC partners to ensure as many people affected by this catastrophic disaster get the support they urgently need. We will also be providing technical support to DEC members if required.

With more heavy rain predicted and search and rescue operations continuing, as the full scale of the disaster unfolds, the UN is predicting that this may become one of the worst weather-related disasters on record in the southern hemisphere.

Why we are supporting the DEC Cyclone Idai Appeal

In 2018, Action Against Hunger became the newest member of the DEC, who brings together the leading UK aid charities to raise money and work together to help people impacted by major disasters around the world. Jean-Michel Grand, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger, said: “We’re extremely proud to become a new member of this well-respected fundraising body that the British public trusts to respond collectively to catastrophic disasters overseas. As a humanitarian organisation with over 40 years of expertise in fighting hunger and malnutrition crises, our ambition is to help increase the DEC response in emergencies and save the lives of many more malnourished children caught up in natural disasters or brutal conflicts.”

 

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