Relief Efforts in Southern Africa - Cyclone Idai Update

Cyclone Idai has destroyed homes and devastated crops, infrastructure and livelihoods throughout southern Africa. This storm exacerbated the humanitarian needs caused by flooding throughout Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe that has affected families since the beginning of March. Having lost homes and possessions, many families are sleeping on the ground with no protection from the elements. Many farmers have lost their crops.

Thankfully, our partners in Tete Province, Mozambique, are not reporting severe effects from the storm in their area, but we continue to seek more information about their situation.

Our partner in Zimbabwe, Rev. Kingstar Chipata, General Secretary of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Harare Synod in Zimbabwe, reports, “Cyclone Idai has caused great destruction on homes, roads and ultimately loss of life. Please let us pray for all of those negatively affected by Cyclone Idai.”

If you would like to respond to this crisis, we encourage you to contact either PC(USA)’s Presbyterian Disaster Assistance HERE or ECO’s emergency relief partner, World Renew, HERE.

Thank you for reaching out to care for those most severely affected by this crisis.