An estimated 1.7 million people were in the path of Cyclone Idai when it struck southeast Africa in mid-March. More than 700 deaths have been recorded in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. And with hundreds still missing and rescue efforts underway, the U.N. says the toll is expected to rise.
The storm made landfall in the Mozambique port city of Beira on March 14, creating a storm surge that destroyed 90% of the area before continuing west toward Zimbabwe and Malawi.
In the aftermath of what the U.N. has called “one of the worst climate-related disasters to hit Southern Africa,” humanitarian groups have been calling for donations and sending aid in the form of food, water, hygiene kits and other essentials. Here’s how you can help survivors of the devastating storm.
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