Cyclone Idai Appeal

Help is desperately needed for people affected by severe flooding in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Over 2.6 million people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe are in desperate need of humanitarian aid due to Cyclone Idai. It is feared that over 1,000 people have died and that number is expected to rise. The power of the wind and the rains have ripped off roofs, torn houses apart, and destroyed crops, leaving survivors in need of basic necessities.

ADRA emergency response teams are providing life-saving food, water, and other essential supplies.

Your assistance is needed. While the storm has passed, the risk of death still remains.


ADRA Canada as a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is participating in the Humanitarian Coalition’s joint Cyclone Idai appeal, a united effort of leading Canadian aid agencies to provide Canadians with a simple and effective way to help people in these three countries.

The local church partners of several Foodgrains Bank member agencies were among the first to respond to the cyclone with the resources they have. The Foodgrains Bank’s share of funds raised through the joint appeal will be used to scale up the efforts of these church partners to provide desperately needed help in the coming days and months.

“In times of crisis, what matters most are the lives of the most vulnerable,” says Jim Cornelius, Foodgrains Bank executive director.  “Our participation in this Humanitarian Coalition joint appeal means that we can be part of a coordinated effort to mobilize Canadians to respond to this disaster in a way that will have a greater impact than any one of us might have alone.”

The Humanitarian Coalition (HC) brings together ten leading aid organizations to provide Canadians with a simple and effective way to help during large-scale humanitarian emergencies. 

ADRA Canada is participating in the joint appeal as a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Read more here.