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Disaster Management

Press Release: Thank you for Supporting Red Cross Cyclone Relief Efforts

By April 18, 2019 No Comments

17 April 2019

One month after the worst disaster in Mozambique’s recent history, signs of recovery are beginning to emerge as people return home and the deadly cholera outbreak seems to be subsiding.

However, hundreds of thousands of people will need sustained support over the coming months.

Our Disaster Response operations are led by the Mozambique Red Cross with support from IFRC and other partners, which helped more than 38,000 survivors since Cyclone Idai made landfall.

Our Staff and Volunteers have distributed Emergency Relief supplies to more than 20,000 people, 900 people have been treated at Red Cross field hospitals and clinics, and more than 250,000 litres of clean water made available.

The latest distribution effforts in Buzi village are a significant milestone for the ICRC in this disaster response due to the inaccessibility of communities, where all relief supplies were delivered by boat and air, since road access has become impossible.

The South African Red Cross Society thanks all donors for the overwhelming response our last appeal, and has partnered with Government, Business, Media houses and NGO’s to deliver the donated items to affected communities.

Please continue to support our Relief and Recovery efforts, as we prepare the next Aid shipment to Mozambique.

BANK DETAILS

Account Name: South African Red Cross Society
Bank name: Standard Bank
Account Number: 001355929
Branch Code: 051001

Reference: Cyclone + Tel No

Donate Online: www.redcross.org.za/donate

MEDIA INTERVIEW CONTACTS

* Adv Mothibedi Panyane, SARCS Board Chairperson, Phone: +2783 371 9841

* Ms Lindel Papiah, Acting CEO, Phone: +2783 395 9894, Email: lpapiah@redcross.org.za

* Mr Lwando Zandile, National Disaster Manager, Phone: +2781 017 6575, Email: lzandile@redcross.org.za

Download the SARCS Mobile App on Google Play or Apple Store, or visit sarcsapp.co.za

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