Cyclone in Mozambique
Cyclone Idai devastated much of Mozambique as well as parts of Zimbabwe and Malawi. Thanks to your donation, our NGO partners can provide emergency assistance! Thank you!Donate now
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Cyclone Idai devastated much of Mozambique. Torrential rains caused terrible floods that washed away homes, hospitals, schools, roads and bridges. Beira, Mozambique’s fourth largest city, was 90% destroyed, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.
In addition to Mozambique, several hundred thousand people have been affected by the cyclone and floods in Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Funds received: CHF 4,886,598
In the first phase, we finance the emergency aid with the donations collected, in order to meet the most urgent needs. It is imperative to provide water, food, medicine, medical care and shelter.
These projects are being implemented by our NGO partners in close collaboration with their local partners, who are active on the ground and have already started distributing relief supplies.
With your donation, our partner NGOs can provide the people of Mozambique with shelter, medical care, access to clean water and basic necessities. Thank you for your support!
In a second phase it is about helping the affected people to recover from the disaster. It is important for them to be able to earn an income again as quickly as possible and to take on a more or less normal life.
But we will also finance projects to help the affected people repair or rebuild their homes. These should be earthquake-proof and offer protection and shelter.
Thanks to your donation, our NGO partners in collaboration with their local partners can, in the first phase, provide emergency assistance:
In a second phase, they will help people to recover from the disaster, earn an income again and repair or rebuild their homes.
In our annual report and financial statement we give transparent and detailed information on how your donations have been used and the impact they have had. Thank you for displaying solidarity!
At its meeting in June, our Foundation Council appointed 43-year-old Roland Thomann to replace Tony Burgener as director. Mr Thomann, who is from Zurich, takes over the position from January 2020, when the current director retires.