Cyclone Idai Appeal
Jesuit Missions has launched an emergency appeal in response to Cyclone Idai, which is thought to be one of the worst weather related disasters to ever hit the Southern hemisphere.
The death toll is currently in the hundreds but it is feared that this is likely to increase into the thousands in coming days.
The city of Beira in Mozambique has been extensively damaged by the cyclone. There is no electricity, drinking water is scarce and food is rapidly running out.
Jesuit Missions is in touch with our partners in Southern Africa as they assess the needs of local communities.
Fr Chiedza Chimhanda SJ, Jesuit provincial of Zimbabwe-Mozambique says,
“The situation throughout Southern Africa is critical. For many people this Easter, the crucifixion of Jesus will take on a new meaning as they walk their own path to Calvary. It will take a few days to fully understand the impact and scale of this disaster. When we do, we will do all that is possible to support our sisters and brothers in need.”
Southern Africa has already been coping with chronic food shortages for much of this year and once again, the poorest people will be most affected.
We urgently need your help. Please support Jesuit Missions Cyclone Idai Appeal.