Cylone Idai has affected nearly 3 million people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Heavy rains and flooding have made hundreds of thousands homeless. Now, waterborne diseases like cholera are a great risk. WaterAid is not an emergency response organisation and so is not a member of the DEC. However, when disasters affect the communities we work with directly, and our local partners on the ground are ready and able, we join relief efforts. WaterAid will be working in the Zambezia region of Mozambique and in Zomba district in Malawi, where bridges have been washed away and many roads are impassable. Thousands of people who have seen their homes destroyed are now in temporary camps where clean water is scarce and toilets almost nonexistent.
How you can help
Your donation will help ensure emergency provision of safe water and decent community toilets in temporary camps for displaced people, and distribute hygiene kits including soap, water buckets and purification tablets, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and dignity kits of menstrual hygiene materials. WaterAid will also remain for the long term, helping communities rebuild and repair water points and toilets.