Nearly 3 million people in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe are in desperate need of humanitarian aid due to flooding from Cyclone Idai.

Cyclone Idai made landfall in southern Africa on March 14, with high winds and rains leaving a trail of devastation.

Severely damaged crops and infrastructure, and limited access to electricity and water supplies have left survivors in need of basic necessities. Water sources have been contaminated and the risk of cholera and other diseases is high.

Together, we are responding to provide relief through partnerships at ACT Alliance and Canadian Foodgrains Bank. In close consultation with local partners, PWS&D has been assessing needs to ensure the most appropriate and effective aid will be provided.

Through ACT Alliance partners in Malawi, PWS&D is providing safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services, shelter and psychological support.

Thanks to membership in Canadian Foodgrains Bank, PWS&D will be able to provide emergency food assistance targeting families who lost their food stores and crops. Food distributions, as well as seeds for the next round of crops, will be provided to those households in most need.

International Ministries staff, the Rev. Dr. Blair and Vivian Bertrand, are serving in southern Malawi and providing updates on the situation.

Please give today!

Your gift will be used to provide urgently needed, life-saving assistance.

You can make a donation to PWS&D through your church, mail a cheque to the office, donate online or call 1-800-619-7301 x 291. Please mark donations as “Cyclone Idai.”