March

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“I took all my children and ran outside. In no time, the water filled the whole house and it finally collapsed. With the help of Islamic Relief, we can now eat twice a day.”

Mable, 50, lost everything to Cyclone Idai, just two weeks before the harvest she needed to feed her five children. When Islamic Relief reaches her, she is living in the overcrowded Alinafe camp in Chikwawa, Malawi. Disease is rife and malnutrition on the rise, and she tells us she doesn’t feel safe as women have been regularly sexually harassed.

DISASTER

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, affecting 2.6 million people and claiming over 1,000 lives.

IMPACT

Tens of thousands left homeless, vulnerable to disease and dependent on aid.

RESPONSE

We deliver food and survival items to 2,750 families in Malawi and fund CAFOD to deliver the same to over 2,000 people in Zimbabwe and also repair six schools in Mozambique.

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In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, a girl stands on the rubble that was once her home in Chickwawa, Malawi.