CAFOD volunteers and staff have been working to help those in need after Cyclone Idai. On 14 to 15 March, Cyclone Idai fell in central Mozambique leaving almost 90% of the city submerged in water. It also hit Zimbabwe and Malawi where it destroyed homes, roads, bridges and crops. In there times of international emergency and need CAFOD is there to help. Find out how you can help support our global brothers and sisters.
CAFOD is working to reach hundreds of thousands of people affected by Cyclone Idai, across Southern Africa. The latest update provided by our team on the ground in eastern Zimbabwe says: “154 is now the current death toll, with 187 missing, but these figures are expected to rise as aid workers gain more access. 16,000 people are now homeless and in need of shelter.”Hundreds of people have died, and thousands of people are in need of vital humanitarian aid to survive the coming days and weeks ahead.
CAFOD is working to reach as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
How does my donation help?
Our local experts are working diligently to reach areas and communities affected by the Cyclone. Their local knowledge is vital in ensuring that the most vulnerable families are reached with the basic aid they need to survive.
We have pledged an initial £100,000 for Mozambique and £50,000 for Zimbabwe, but much more will be needed as the disaster unfolds.
Any donation you can give to our appeal is greatly appreciated because it will reach those most in need. You can bring hope and dignity to ordinary people facing a terrible situation.
You can donate to the CAFOD appeal. Your donation will help us reach those in the greatest need:
£30 can provide blankets to keep two families warm
£50 could provide a family with food for a month
£100 could help build a toilet and washing facilities for families who have lost their homes
How does volunteering help?
Your donation to our emergency appeal will be instrumental in helping us to provide for these individuals struck by natural disaster. Your efforts as a volunteer for CAFOD will make our efforts in South Africa possible. By volunteering with CAFOD you can put your faith into action. You can reach out to your local parish and create grassroots change. You can organise soup lunches and fundraisers to raise awareness and funds for CAFOD projects.