The Impact of Cyclone Idai, 6 Months Later

2019_ Malawi Floods caused by Cyclone Idai

In the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the generous support of CARE donors provided life-saving assistance to families in need including tents, food supplies, clean water and hygiene kits.

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Disaster preparedness saves lives in Malawi

Despite the massive destruction of property, no one in Jina’s village died from Cylone Idai’s flooding, which has killed at least 60 people in other parts of Malawi. The community was prepared.

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Communities in Malawi still living in fear after Cyclone Idai

Rhoda, who is a widow, moved upland to Lalanje camp, which is hosting about 254 households affected by the floods. Many people living in this camp also had their crops destroyed by floods and are desperately in need of food assistance.

Like many in her village, Rhoda never saw the Cyclone Idai induced floods coming. She was hopeful looking into the future. Almost 80 per cent of people affected by the floods rely on their small farms as a source of income. So having a good harvest means much more than just a meal on the table.

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