The world is just starting to take note of the hideous devastation caused by Cyclone Idai that struck Sofala, Manica, Zambezia & Inhambane provinces, Mozambique at the end of last week. Before it hit Malawi and yesterday went onto cause destruction in Zimbabwe. There are news reports of many cities and areas badly affected in Mozambique including Beira & surrounding areas with no communications, electricity or water. News reports speak of 100 dead across Mozambique, thousands injured, hundreds of thousands displaced, lost homes & livelihoods and hundreds of schools & hospitals destroyed.

This footage below is from yesterday from the IFRC flying over Beira where they are estimating 90% of the area is damaged.

Bishop Carlos has already been in touch to say that the Pungue Archdeaconry covers an area very badly affected and they are waiting to hear news from the communities. The Director of Mission in Niassa is travelling today to flooded communities in Mechanhelas and Zambezia.

We know that the Dioceses will want to respond as they always do to provide emergency support to these affected communities.

We also know that the church is very well placed to respond in these emergencies because there are Anglican communities everywhere in all the hard to reach remote areas.

In previous crises they have responded with emergency assessment of the situation, food, clean water & hygiene provision, shelter, seeds, etc.

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