A few weeks have passed since Cyclone Idai ravaged the Southern African Republics of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. What makes this situation both tragic and pressing is not merely because of the loss of countless lives, the crippling of social infrastructure, and the displacement of at least 1 million people, but the fact that the Southern Region of Africa is only three years removed from a drought courtesy of El Nino.
We are raising money to benefit the people of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique affected by Cyclone Idai in partnership with the Southern African Development Community (the region’s diplomatic body), the governments and grass roots efforts on the ground.
Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause, it means so much to the people you help.
All funds raised will be used to fund volunteers on the ground in the affected areas, engaged in recovery work, including:
National Council of Volunteers (CNV) of Mozambique (Osvaldo Mauaie, President), a large national volunteer network in Mozambique: Engaged in cleaning up affected places, delivering food at accommodation centers for displace people, unloading products on ships arriving with donations, etc.
Aka Power International in Mozambique (Newton Matienga, National Spokesperson), a Civil Society Organization working at the district and provincial level: Supplying tents and food to people in areas who have lost their homes and crops, which were destroyed before the harvest.
Civic Society and Churches Joint Forum (CSCJF) (Abigale Mupanmbi, President & Innocent Netanyahu, Spokesperson) in Zimbabwe: Clearing of debris, as well as temporary housing and psycho social support to affected communities in eastern Zimbabwe, including people displaced from Mozambique and Malawi.
To complicate matters more, on April 25th, 2019 Mozambique was hit by another powerful Tropical Cyclone Kenneth, baring down on northern Mozambique. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 220 kph (140 mph) -- the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane, the strongest tropical cyclone to hit Mozambique in known history.
This effort is organized by APPEAL Inc., the Mass Emphasis Children's History & Theater Company, and BitMari. Fund management will be handled by APPEAL Inc.