At least 847 people have been reported killed by Cyclone Idai and the associated flooding across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 3 million people have been affected, mostly in Mozambique.
The Cyclone has hit the most vulnerable the hardest. Rural communities who were already facing severe food insecurity and economic hardships have seen their homes and livelihoods destroyed. Now as the flood waters recede, many thousands of survivors are at risk from deadly waterborne diseases such as cholera and malaria. Storm damage has destroyed pipelines and contaminated wells, leaving survivors without access to safe, clean drinking water. A month on from the disaster, the number of reported cholera cases in Mozambique has risen to 3,161.
RedR UK Members are on the ground, responding to the emergency and we are also offering free, expert technical advice through online Q&A platform, KnowledgePoint. Staffed by a team of 150 experts, the platform is available 24/7 to aid workers on the ground, offering expert, technical advice to questions on WASH, Shelter and much more.