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Emergency response

Cyclone Freddy returns:
The longest-lived cyclone in recorded history has struck Mozambique for a second time

En route: Roads were blocked by trees that had fallen over in the tropical storm, while our teams were out delivering essential supplies

Its first coming left homes, schools and crops destroyed and vulnerable communities at serious risk. The impacts of Cyclone Freddy’s return for a second time lead to an increase of affected people and families seeking assistance.

Disaster overview

Cyclone Freddy made its passage over Mozambique where government declared a state of “red alert” - expediting operations to tackle severe flooding and other effects of this tropical storm that it left in its wake. The cyclone moved away only to return for a second time.

Hand over: Essential items being distributed to families who need them the most

Inhambane and Sofala provinces, Mozambique

Together with partners and the local communities, we are supporting a government-led response to families who are at risk because of flooding and damages caused by the cyclone's first and second appearance. Our teams are responding with essential services such as food, blankets and shelter to the most vulnerable.

Your donation will help provide:

  • Food
  • Blankets
  • Shelter

Destruction in numbers to date

People affected
Houses destroyed/damaged
Crops affected
38,100 (Ha)
Classrooms destroyed

Stories from the frontline of Cyclone Freddy

When Cyclone Freddy made landfall in Mozambique, ForAfrika was ready and waiting to respond. The heavy rains, wind and flooding damaged houses, schools, clinics and crops. Floods washed roads away, leaving a number of villages stranded. Thousands of families have lost their food, homes and means of income.

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