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Cyclone Ana: Providing Relief to Southeast Africa

Meet the urgent needs of communities affected by this disaster

On the 24th January 2022, Cyclone Ana made landfall in Southeast Africa. Since then, it has continued to wreak havoc across the region, particularly in communities throughout Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi. This devastating event has caused widespread destruction, displaced entire communities, and sadly, led to the loss of many lives.

Please help let Grace flow through Southeast Africa.

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Your tax-deductable donation will provide emergency relief for people affected by Cyclone Ana across Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique

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A Church destroyed by Cyclone Ana

This already terrible situation was worsened by a second catastrophic storm, Cyclone Batsirai. This cyclone hit Madagascar within a fortnight of Cyclone Ana, displacing a further 50,000 people and raising the death toll. It has compounded the damages, destroying many more homes, churches, and the majority of crops.

As the situation unfolded, it didn’t feature prominently in the Australian news, but Anglican Aid has heard from our partners in the Anglican Churches of Malawi and Mozambique that houses, roads, bridges, and crops have been destroyed. Power and water supplies have been interrupted and it is reported that over 80,000 people have been forced from their homes. Our brothers and sisters in these countries are in great need.

This region is extremely vulnerable to volatile weather conditions and is still in the process of recovering from Cyclone Idai in 2019.  The ongoing destruction of infrastructure and crops has placed communities in immediate danger. Food insecurity, a lack of permanent and secure shelter, as well as the direct risks of flooding have made families vulnerable to famine, ill-health and injury.

 

 

“129 household[s]are most affected ones … most of their houses, field crops, food, utensils, domestic bird[s] have been damaged”   
Rev. Willard Kamandani, Malawi

Cyclone Ana also destroyed many church buildings and Rev. Berthier Lainirina reported that Cyclone Batsirai alone has caused the destruction of 49 churches and 6 schools in Madagascar. Anglican Aid has established a separate project to support the rebuilding of Churches.

We pray this will allow many people can to hear the good news of Jesus, and that the church leaders will be able to let grace flow to their local communities. Anglican Aid has been working with churches in Madagascar, Malawi, and Mozambique in the last few years to train pastors and lay leaders through Bible College Student Sponsorships and short courses though our Overseas Ministry fund.

To learn more about the separate Overseas Ministry project to rebuild churches affected by Cyclone Ana, please visit this page.

 

 

Flooding caused by Cyclone Ana

Would you please pray for our neighbours in  Southeast Africa?

  • For the families of those dead or missing.
  • For the repairing of the electrical grid and other key infrastructure.
  • That the damage to crops does not lead to food insecurity and famine.
  • That the impact of future storms would be minimised.

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All donations to this appeal are tax deductible.
In the case that a fundraising appeal has received sufficient donations, any surplus funds will be used for a similar activity or an activity in the same country.