Thank you for your generous support

Your donations helped World Vision bring hope and resilience to vulnerable communities affected by the devastation of Cyclone Idai.

Thank you for your generous support

Your donations helped World Vision bring hope and resilience to vulnerable communities affected by the devastation of Cyclone Idai.

Your support has helped save lives and livelihoods!

From the outset of the emergency, World Vision’s response team carried out relief efforts collectively reaching more than 1.4 million people with clean water and hygiene, child-friendly spaces, food assistance packages, emergency health services and essential relief items. As the response moved into early recovery interventions, we conducted medium to long-term resilience activities which focused on livelihoods, education, child protection, gender rights as well as strengthening water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. 

We are incredibly grateful to people who are able to support the world’s most vulnerable children through the COVID-19 crisis. You can rest assured that World Vision’s global expertise, reach and scale is enabling vulnerable communities to combat the global pandemic. 

Here are some of the ways you’ve helped people recover from disaster.


people have been reached with food assistance to help improve the availability of food.

Food distribution to survivors from Cyclone Idai

The initial emergency response involved meeting the immediate needs of the affected population through shelter and non-food items such as plastic sheeting, cooking sets, blankets, tarpaulins, jerry cans, sanitary items and sleeping mats.

In addition, we provided food assistance to prevent loss of life and improve nutrition, particularly for vulnerable groups such as pregnant and lactating women and children aged between six months and five years. The response reached internally displaced people living in resettlement camps whose shelter and livelihood options have been worst affected.

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people have been reached with WASH interventions and 14,319 hygiene kits were distributed.

All smiles when children and parents in Zimbabwe received hygiene kits.

We were able to successfully increase access to safe water and appropriate sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and facilities affected communities.

Improving WASH facilities has helped address the immediate health concerns of affected communities and reduce the spread of disease, namely cholera and malaria. Moreover, community leaders were heavily involved in WASH services to help identify locally available materials that can withstand harsh weather and promote greater community ownership of project activities.

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people have been reached with efforts to improve livelihoods and living situations.

Providing sowing tools to help Chanita produce food

After the emergency relief phase, the response team worked with communities to build their resilience to climate shocks, food insecurity and poor nutrition.

They focused on providing pathways out of poverty by distributing productive assets such as seeds and farming tools as well as providing cash in exchange for work such as clearing debris and performing repairs. Affected communities were empowered with the capacity to adapt to changes and diversify their income.

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Together we reached 1,432,900 people in 3 countries

Chanita is grateful for the food she receives for her 14 children

Chanita receives 40 kilograms of corn or rice, six kilos of beans and four litres of cooking oil every month to feed her 14 children, giving her time to focus on rebuilding her livelihood through farming.


children have been reached through education interventions and 102 classrooms have been rehabilitated.


people have been reached with health and nutrition interventions and 16,362 children aged under 5 have been screened for malnutrition.

Helen, 52, and her grandson tend to the hens she received through World Vision’s livelihood intervention activities – helping her family find a source of income to support their recovery from the disaster.

World Vision's livelihood activities have provided Helen with hens to help support her family