Following the devastating cyclone and extended periods of heavy rains and flooding, the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Donations Trust has launched the ‘Cyclone Idai Non-Emergency Appeal’.
The death toll stands at over 750, with estimates signalling that almost 1 million people have been affected by the disaster across southern and eastern Africa, with hundreds of thousands forced to flee their homes.
The Cyclone made landfall on 14th March near the port city of Beira in Mozambique, with winds in excess of 100mph and heavy rainfall hitting the region.
The Donations Trust is a registered charity, established in 2007, which collates donations and makes grants to Rotary projects working to rebuild communities in the long term, rather than acting as a first responder.
Typical projects include constructing and equipping school and community centres, rebuilding infrastructure or providing rescue vehicles.
You can make donations to the Cyclone Idai appeal using our only payment option through Virgin Money Giving.
Alternatively, you can send a cheque payable to Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Donations Trust to Kinwarton Road, Alcester, B49 6PB, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive Bank information if you would prefer to make a payment via bank transfer.
Please note that all donations are subject to a 2% administration charge to support the running of the trust, and in the event that no suitable project can be found within a period of five years, the donations will be transferred to the Donation Trust’s General Fund.
As the official death toll from Cyclone Idai rises sharply, the BBC’s @Pumza_Fihlani witnesses the trail of destruction that has left thousands in Mozambique stranded and homeless[tap to expand]https://t.co/rJFKQPEVqx pic.twitter.com/1GSWi8lA1V
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 24, 2019
While the Donations Trust is focussed on the long-term regeneration of affected communities, Rotary is involved in supporting in the immediate aftermath.
Rotary-project partner ShelterBox has a response team currently in Malawi assessing the devastation and are working closely with local Rotary clubs in country to assess the scale of the potential need.
#CycloneIdai: A ShelterBox team is on the ground in #Malawi and we are doing everything we can to find a way through the rising water levels. Your support enables us to help vulnerable families around the world. Please donate now: https://t.co/CDSAawvL1J pic.twitter.com/bymtFOQrlC
— ShelterBox Canada (@ShelterBoxCan) March 24, 2019
For the latest updates on emergency responses, visit the individual websites or social media channels of each Rotary-supported charity. These can be found on our Disaster Relief section.
Last updated: Wednesday 27th March 2019