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EMERGENCY: Devastating floods in Madagascar  Flooding in Madagascar leading to life-threatening conditions

Two major disasters in less than 2 months

Between March and April 2019, Mozambique was hit by two major disasters. Overall, according to the United Nations, more than two million people were affected by Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique alone. In some locations, we estimated that close to 90% of homes were destroyed, with families having lost most, if not all, of their possessions. Access to drinking water was lost and waterborne diseases were on the rise after the storms

Our impact

Partnering with Food for the Hungry (FH), Medair emergency response teams quickly responded to both emergencies, providing people in Mozambique with shelter, household items, and hygiene kits, including filters and water treatment solutions. Thanks to your support, we were able to reach over 6,700 families with life-saving relief in some of the most remote areas affected by the two cyclones. To give you an idea of how remote these places were, our teams travelled by canoe, jeep, and sometimes by foot for over 17 kilometres, to provide the help communities desperately needed.

Medair left Mozambique on 23 July 2019.

This emergency intervention in Mozambique was funded by Swiss Solidarity, Transform Aid, Woord en Daad, Läkarmissionen, Tearfund UK, Tearfund New Zealand, Mission Aviation Fellowship Sweden, and generous private donors like you.


How you can still help

When you give to our Emergency Fund, you empower us to respond in a timely way to similar future emergencies around the world. Thank you for your support.