IsraAID responds to devastating Mozambique Cyclone


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March 20, 2019

The Israeli NGO is deploying an Emergency Response team following Cyclone Idai

20 March 2019. For immediate release:

This week, IsraAID, the leading Israeli humanitarian NGO, will deploy an Emergency Response team to Mozambique following the devastation of Cyclone Idai. Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira on Thursday, with heavy rains, flooding, and mudslides leaving a wave of destruction in parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Up to 1,000 people are feared to have been killed, with hundreds of thousands impacted and many communities experiencing heavy losses of crops, livestock, buildings, and infrastructure.

IsraAID’s team will distribute relief supplies, deliver Psychological First Aid, and restore access to safe water and provide psychological support to communities based on an assessment of further needs. In 2018, IsraAID Emergency Response teams reached 26,300 people with safe water, psychological and community support, and relief following nine disasters in seven countries.

In the last two years, the Israeli humanitarian aid group has responded to Typhoons Usman and Ompong/Mangkhut in the Philippines, Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Harvey, and the Northern California wildfires in the United States, flooding in India and Nepal, and mudslides in Sierra Leoneand Colombia. IsraAID’s teams are still on the ground in Guatemala after last year’s Fuego Volcano eruption, Mexico after the 2017 earthquakes, and Dominica and Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Donations to support IsraAID’s disaster relief efforts in Mozambique can be made through the IsraAID Emergency Response Fund.

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Updates to follow.

 

Photographs

Photographs will be available after IsraAID’s team reaches the affected area.