In March 2019, Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, before moving inland to Malawi and Zimbabwe, where rural communities were hit hard by heavy rains, flooding and destruction.
The agricultural communities of Chimanimani and Chipinge, which already suffered from high rates of poverty, were particularly hard hit. Some 270,000 people were affected by flooding in these two districts and more than 20,000 were displaced.
The destruction brought on by the cyclone severely limited the communities’ access to safe drinking water. Thanks to your swift response to this devasting storm, 25 schools in communities affected by Idai have water filters that will provide access to safe drinking water.