Responding to Tropical Cyclone Idai in southern Africa
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Anglican partner organizations in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in response to Cyclone Idai, a category four storm that brought massive flooding, rain and high winds to parts of southern Africa.
Episcopal Relief & Development is in contact with church partners in the affected areas as they assess the needs in their communities. In Mozambique, Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Anglican dioceses of Lebombo and Niassa to provide an immediate and long-term response to those impacted. Episcopal Relief & Development is also supporting partners the Anglican Relief & Development Zimbabwe and the Anglican Council of Malawi in providing emergency relief such as food, water and blankets.
“The full impact of the cyclone has yet to be realized,” said Nagulan Nesiah, Senior Programme Officer for Episcopal Relief & Development. “Episcopal Relief & Development is working together with our church partners and the Anglican Alliance in all three countries to respond to the immediate needs created by the storm, and also to help them build long-term disaster response capabilities and strategies. We continue to pray for all those impacted.”
Please continue to pray for those affected by Cyclone Idai. Donations to the International Disaster Response Fund will help Episcopal Relief & Development respond to this crisis.
For over 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.