How To Help Cyclone Victims In Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

4 years agoFri, 22 Mar 2019 09:27:17 GMT
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How To Help Cyclone Victims In Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Many aid groups are still assessing the damage and devising logistics to reach the most heavily affected areas, but here are some international and African organizations that are leading relief efforts.

How to donate

Humanity & Inclusion have been working in Mozambique since 1986, helping disable landmines and tackling other issues stemming from the country’s 25-year civil war. The organization has 40 people working on the ground in Mozambique, helping clear roads and giving special attention to people with disabilities. You can read more about their work and donate here.

Save the Children is working closely with the Mozambique government and other aid organizations to support children impacted by the disaster. An aerial assessment shows that major flooding is imminent in the town of Buzi, home to approximately 2,500 children.

Catholic Relief Services is the international agency of the Catholic Church in the United States. Working with local partners in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, Catholic Relief Services is working to provide an initial 4,000 families with immediate aid – food, emergency shelter, water and living supplies.

The Association for the Children of Mozambique is a Mozambique-based charity founded by Swiss national Barbara Hoffman. The organization provides support to orphans and runs schools in the country.

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Joint Aid Management (JAM) is an African-founded organization working and operating in Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda and Sierra Leone.

The UN’s International Disaster Relief System fund would support efforts to provide aid to more than 400,000 people. UNICEF is also on the ground helping children and families. You can make a tax-deductible donation to their relief fund here.

The United Nations World Food Programme is distributing food in the city of Beira and surrounding areas and will stay on the ground to aid recovery as the flooding dwindles. To support their mission, donate here.

Gift of the Givers is an African disaster relief organization that is leading flood response in Malawi. You can contribute to their efforts here.

Doctors Without Borders is working to provide medical support and water sanitation in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. You can make a general donation to their efforts here.

CARE, a nonprofit that focuses on women and girls, is providing seeds and livestock. They are also working with other aid organizations to give out tools for water purification, as well as hygiene products and emergency latrines.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, is accepting donations for Mozambique relief efforts.

We verified organizations to the best of our ability. If you aren’t sure about the legitimacy of a charitable organization, visit Charity Navigator.


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