Help Us Provide Relief For The Women And Girls Effected By Cyclone Idai

Help raise funds for UN Women’s emergency response for women and girls affected by Cyclone Idai. Donate now or form a team to help us reach our goal!

Your donation will benefit Cyclone survivors. Here are some ways your dollars count:

$10 can provide a solar lantern and safety for a women at risk of gender-based violence.

$25 can provide a dignity kit with basic necessities to allow women and girls hygiene, dignity and respect in their daily lives.

$50 can provide 10 women with radios to improve information exchange.

$100 can support a UN Women Oasis Centre for a day, providing women with psychological support, education, trades training and cash-for-work programs.

Cyclone Idai has affected nearly 3 million people, and the crisis has a disproportionate effect on women and girls. Escalating gender-based vulnerabilities includes sexual exploitation, abuse, violence and child marriage. Women and girls endure restricted mobility alongside increased survival and livelihood responsibilities. In a crisis, safe access to clean and efficient cooking fuel, water and utensils changes lives - women have been raped while looking for firewood away from camp. Solar lanterns and radios increase communication and security. Dignity kits provide women with sanitary pads, underwear and personal hygiene items.

 In partnership with government and community-based humanitarian organizations in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, UN Women addresses women and girls’ immediate needs for protection, access to resources and livelihoods.

In Mozambique

More than 74,000 women have been impacted - 7,000 are pregnant – and over a million acres of crops produced by women are lost. UN Women’s country office has set up an emergency response to increase rapid deployment to Beira, Manica and Zambezia.

In Zimbabwe 120,000 women are in dire need of protection related interventions. Zimbabwean women and girls experience high levels of domestic violence and the country has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. UN Women works closely with humanitarian actors to ensure their emergency response plans respond to to women’s and girls’ urgent needs.

In Malawi 75% of the affected population are women and children. Gender-based violence is culturally acceptable and shockingly common. UN Women in Malawi will leverage existing partnerships to provide life-saving services to the women and girls affected by the crisis.

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Mary Luke