Mozambique Disaster Relief
Entire villages—people, houses, livestock, churches, hospitals, schools—are gone. During the night of March 14, Cyclone Idai hit hard in Beira, Mozambique, bringing widespread devastation to this city and beyond in the nations of Zimbabwe and Malawi. Reports indicate that 90 percent of the infrastructure was adversely affected in Beira, the fourth largest city in the country, with a population of more than half a million people. While the cyclone savaged all in its path and left most of the region under water, the continued heavy rainfall has severely compounded the situation. Beira and the surrounding areas have been left cut off without means of communication or access with so much infrastructure destroyed, including roads, bridges, electricity lines, and cell phone towers. Hundreds of thousands are homeless. More than 750 are confirmed dead, and thousands more are still unaccounted for and feared dead. This natural disaster has led to a huge mounting humanitarian crisis, and we need your help! Food and drinking water are scarce, and the fear of a cholera outbreak is imminent. Flooding has left crops destroyed and fields under water, meaning new crops won’t be able to be planted for months and will result in a food scarcity in the months ahead. With your help and by God's grace, One Mission Society will respond in solidarity with those affected and join forces with mission partners in the region to offer relief and support for the rebuilding of people’s lives in the hardest hit areas. Pray that doors will open for the Gospel to be shared in word and deed by Christians locally and globally.