Charities Providing Direct Relief from Cyclone Idai

Author National Philanthropic Trust

March 22, 2019

Photo courtesy of World Food Programme

The following are 501(c)(3) U.S. charities providing direct aid and support to individuals and families affected by Cyclone Idai in southeast Africa. When recommending a grant, please indicate “Cyclone Idai Relief” as the purpose of your grant to ensure that the charity correctly designates your gift.

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ActionAid USA (EIN 52-2277575)
Through a community-driven, women-led, rights-based response, ActionAid is working to supply food, fuel, hygiene kits, school supplies, mosquito nets, tents, and other supplies to communities in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

CARE (EIN 13-1685039)
CARE is coordinating with local government, UN officials, and other local groups to deliver tents, temporary shelter supplies, mosquito nets, blankets, and many other items to the affected areas in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimababwe.

GlobalGiving (EIN 30-0108263)
A Cyclone Idai Relief Fund has been established at GlobalGiving, which will provide funding for immediate emergency response efforts in addition to longer-term recovery.

International Rescue Committee (EIN 13-5660870)
The IRC has been working with local communities in Zimbabwe since a massive cholera outbreak in 2008, ultimately scaling programming to include agriculture, sanitation, and maternal care. The organization was able to launch an immediate response following the cyclone, delivering medical care, supplies, and food.

USA for UNHCR (EIN 52-1662800)
UNHCR is relocating thousands of refugees in Zimbabwe to safer shelters in addition to providing emergency supplies, medicine, food, and tents.

Water Mission (EIN 57-1116978)
Water Mission is providing emergency safe water solutions to numerous communities affected by Cyclone Idai.  

World Food Program USA (EIN 13-3843435)
WFP’s warehouse in Mozambique was damaged in the cyclone, but unaffected food stock was distributed to shelters throughout the city of Beira. In addition, WFP is funding drones to support Mozambique’s disaster management agency.