Cyclone Idai Relief
Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique and the borders of Zimbabwe on 15 March 2019 with winds up to 177km/h. A state of emergency has been called in Zimbabwe with the death toll rising to 89. Flooding caused by the tropical cyclone continues to cause massive destruction with 200 people injured and approximately 200 people missing in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces. Crops and livestock have been destroyed and the Chimanimani and Chipinge districts remain the hardest-hit. Power supply and communication continue to be disrupted in affected areas. Overall more than 2 500 households are estimated to be affected as well.
Penny Appeal SA are collecting donations to help with the relief and rescue efforts done in the disaster area. The donations will aid in the rebuilding of infrastructure and medical assistance where needed. Donate today to help bring relief in our neighbouring countries.
The death toll from Cyclone Idai’s landfall has reportedly risen to at least 84 and the President has said that it could rise above 1,000, according to media reports. Heavy rainfall is projected to continue in Sofala and Manica provinces from 19 to 21 March.
Alerts have been issued regarding the risk of flooding in the Buzi and Pungoe river basins in the next 72 hours, which could lead to further destruction and potential loss of life. Beira City has been the worst hit, with more damage and injury expected.
Flooding caused by the Tropical Cyclone Idai weather system continues to cause massive destruction, with heavy rains reported in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces.
• At least 82 deaths have been reported, 200 people have been injured and over 200 are missing in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces.
• Chimanimani and Chipinge remain the hardest-hit districts.
• Crops and livestock have been destroyed.
• Power supply and communication continue to be disrupted in affected areas.
Penny Appeal SA’s intervention:
Provision of food items
Blankets and shelter
Items for babies (nappies etc).
Hygiene items for adults