On the morning of Friday the 15 March 2019, storm IDAI made landfall near Beira in Mozambique and brought strong winds and caused severe flooding in South-eastern Malawi.
Since then, the Southern and Central region of Malawi has been affected by consecutive days of torrential, continuous rains and severe flooding.
As of 16 March, the United Nations in Malawi reported that official data indicate that more than 922,000 people have been affected in 15 districts. There have been at least 56 deaths, 577 people injured and over 16,000 households displaced. In addition, crops, houses and livestock have been destroyed.
ACT Malawi Forum is working on a joint regional appeal with ACT forum members in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.