Wed 27, Mar 2019
The Anglican Board of Mission continues to respond to the disaster caused by Cyclone Idai, a category 3 storm, which struck Mozambique, eastern Zimbabwe and Malawi on Thursday 14 March 2019. This was described as the worst weather –related disaster in the Southern Hemisphere with the UN estimating up to 2 million people have been affected. ABM responded quickly and sent AUD 10,000 from our Rapid Response Fund through our partner USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel) to assist the people of Mozambique.
A second cyclone, Cyclone Kenneth, struck Mozambique on Thursday 25 April with winds of 220km/h (140mph), flattening villages and damaging thousands more homes. With heavy rains turning roads into rivers, aid efforts were very much hampered by the challenging conditions.
Mozambique is a country which is low lying so the flooding has had a devastating effect. Food, clothing and shelter are still desperately needed for many people who have lost everything.
USPG is a long-standing partner of the church in Mozambique, as well as the other southern African churches, so they are well positioned to provide the humanitarian aid needed to support the many people affected by Cyclone Idai.
ABM is grateful to those who have donated to our appeal so far but we still need further donations to reach our target of $20,000 for the Cyclone Idai, Southern Africa Emergency. Your assistance will help people in Mozambique to rebuild their lives after so much devastation.
July 2019 - ABM was quick in responding to assist the Mozambique Church, and their outreach arm, Hope Africa, in providing emergency aid to people affected by Cyclone Idai, but there is still more work to be done. Read the latest update here
(Please don’t forget to write down the Code SA001CY and/or the campaign name Cyclone Idai, Southern Africa Emergency and include it with your donation.)
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