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CARE Gears up to Support Mozambique and Malawi as Enormous Cyclone Threatens Southern Africa

Cyclone Idai Mozambique and Malawi
Cyclone Idai Mozambique and Malawi

MAPUTO (March 14, 2019) – CARE experts are working with the governments of Malawi and Mozambique to prepare for Cyclone Idai which is expected to make landfall tonight Thursday, March 14th.

Over the past five days, heavy rains and flooding across Malawi and Mozambique have already affected nearly 843,000 people and caused at least 60 deaths, according to preliminary reports from both countries.

“Cyclone Idai could be life-threatening for millions of people in Mozambique and Malawi,” warns Matthew Pickard, CARE Malawi’s country director. “CARE, together with other humanitarian organizations, is working with governments in both countries to help people prepare for the cyclone. For us, the protection of children, women and girls is a priority.”

One significant issue around the cyclone is that the coping capacity of the affected population is limited, due to the impact of previous week’s heavy rains and floods. “Although many have been moved from villages and other settlements to safer shelters, we are aware that there are still a lot of communities that need urgent support,” explains Pickard, stressing that “the immediate priority needs are shelter, water and sanitation facilities, food and health assistance.”

Idai is expected to make landfall near Beira, Mozambique’s fourth largest city with 530,000 residents, before midnight as an intense tropical cyclone. Preceding rains and floods over the past week led the president of Malawi to declare a state of disaster in affected areas. In Mozambique, Idai is expected to cause large-scale power and communications outages and shut down road and transport networks.

“Cyclone Idai could potentially become the most devastating cyclone to hit Mozambique in the past 10 years,” says Marc Nosbach, CARE Mozambique’s country director. “In a storm of this magnitude there is the potential for widespread damage to crops and livestock in the low-lying areas and houses could be destroyed. So, while we are preparing for the worst, we are praying that Idai loses intensity.”

In both Malawi and Mozambique, CARE is using internal emergency funds to respond to the evolving humanitarian needs. Additionally, the funding is used in Mozambique to deploy essential needed items as needed, such water sanitation materials. As part of the emergency response consortium (COSACA) that CARE is a member of, staff have already been responding to the floods disaster. More staff are available on standby for assessment and initial immediate response in the affected areas.

About CARE:

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. That’s why women and girls are at the heart of CARE’s community-based efforts to improve education and health, create economic opportunity, respond to emergencies and confront hunger. Last year CARE worked in 93 countries and reached more than 63 million people around the world. Learn more at care.org.

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Nicole Harris, 404-735-0871 nharris@care.org

Mahmoud Shabeeb, +962-79-146-39-03 mshabeeb@care.org (based in Amman, Jordan)

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