Southern Africa flood response

Children and their families are in urgent need after Cyclone Idai and severe flooding tore a path of destruction across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

World Vision is already delivering life-saving aid, but we need your help. 

World Vision is already delivering life-saving aid, but we need your help. 
The full extent of this disaster is only now becoming clear as we gain access to previously cut off areas. 

Some families have lost everything. Approximately 3 million people have been affected and need humanitarian assistance now. More than 1,100 fatalities have been reported across the region, with that number expected to rise with many more reported missing. 

World Vision is deeply concerned about for the safety and wellbeing of children, who are exposed to the risks of disease, hunger, death and exploitation. Some have been separated from families, been orphaned, and need our protection right now.

Children urgently need your support. The scale of this disaster is profound, with up to three million people affected.
We urgently need your help to support these children and their families by providing emergency healthcare, food, safe water and sanitation.

The devastation continues to grow

The devastation continues to grow
The news we are hearing from Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe is devastating. Joseph Kamara, World Vision's regional humanitarian director told us “our teams on the ground are hearing terrible stories of how the cyclone and floods tore through villages, ripped children from the hands of loved ones, destroyed homes and smashed farmlands and crops".

More than 1.8 million people have been impacted in Mozambique; 400,000 of these have been made homeless. In Malawi, 923,000 people have been affected and a further 250,000 in Zimbabwe. 

Children and their families are at further risk from disease caused by the flooding. Contaminated water is already leading to reports of cholera and flood waters will increase malaria-carrying mosquitoes.

Your donation is urgently needed to provide vulnerable children and their families who’ve been affected by these floods, with life-saving food, water, emergency toilets and shelter, and children with the support they need.

We urgently need your help to support children and their families affected by this disaster