An estimated 3 million people have been affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

At least 750 people have been killed and some 400,000 have lost their homes, with this devastating toll expected to rise in the coming days.

Those affected – especially those in remote areas – are in desperate need of food, water, clothing, shelter and medicine.

Christian Aid is working with our local partners on the ground in Zimbabwe and Malawi, we're helping to provide much-needed emergency assistance.


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How we're responding

Our partners are on the ground in Zimbabwe and Malawi, assessing the impact of Cyclone Idai and responding to people’s needs.

Together, we're working to provide food, shelter, clothing, water, healthcare and more. We're also focused on the specific needs of vulnerable groups, including children, women, those with disabilities and the elderly.

Your donations are providing:

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Survivors 'need help to stay alive'

Our Malawi country manager Pansi Katenga says the scale of devastation is enormous.

'Although the rains have stopped for now, they're forecast to begin again soon, and we need to help people who are most vulnerable before the situation gets worse,' she says.

'The most at risk are children under five, lactating mothers and pregnant women, who need to keep up their nutrition. As a mother myself, I feel extremely sad to see women doing all they can to protect their children.'

Kunja Ntandula managed to rescue her children from flooding by climbing a tree.

Kunja Ntandula managed to rescue her children from flooding by climbing a tree.

Photo: Christian Aid/Frank Kowere

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