Cyclone Idai Emergency

In March 2019, Cyclone Idai slammed into Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, leaving behind massive destruction. According to the UN, this is one of the worst weather-related disasters to hit the Southern Hemisphere in recent history. The IR global family is working to provide emergency relief to some of the nearly three million people affected.

Your aid. Their relief. Please give now.

Country Overview

Malawi, according to the United Nations, is one of the world’s least developed countries and also one of the most populous. Poverty is widespread — nearly three-quarters of the population survives on less than $1.25 a day.

Malawi experienced severe flooding in 2015, displacing more than 230,000 people. As the floods came in during the planting season, farmers not only lost their crops, but their also their livelihoods for the next season.

That crisis was followed in 2016 with another weather crisis linked to El Niño. Learn about IRUSA’s climate crisis aid work for Malawi and other countries throughout eastern Africa

Water and sanitation have been long-standing issues in Malawi: More than half of the population does not have adequate sanitation. Awareness of good hygiene is also low. As a result, waterborne diseases are one of the major causes of death in children.

Islamic Relief Malawi was established in 2006, following an official presidential request for international humanitarian support. Currently Islamic Relief USA is supporting the development of clean water systems through the construction and rehabilitation of solar-powered wells.

Please note: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Malawi fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work across the country, or for Malawi refugees in other countries.



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