Cyclone Idai Emergency – MSF’s intervention


On March 14, 2019, Cyclone Idai hit the coasts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe with winds of as high as 200 km/h.


In Mozambique, the country most affected by the cyclone, there were already 600 deaths and several thousand wounded on 5 April 2019. The coastal city of Beira was 90% destroyed and more than one million people were affected by the disaster.


Médecins Sans Frontières immediately intervened on the spot to help the local populations.

MSF focused its emergency response on: water treatment and sanitation – 3 water purification units installed, sending medicines – more than 100 tonnes of medicines and materials sent, fighting the cholera epidemic – 3500 cholera patients treated, fighting malaria – 7500 malaria patients treated, screening for acute malnutrition and setting up psychological support cells.

Two months after the cyclone, the situation has finally stabilized.


The Fondation Insolite Bâtisseur Philippe Romero has supported MSF’s humanitarian action in Mozambique with 7,000€.


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