Southern Aflica
Emergency Response to Southern Aflica Cyclone Idai

  • Flooded urban area/Mozambique ©Good NeighborsFlooded urban area/Mozambique ©Good Neighbors
  • Investigation of disaster impact/Mozambique ©Good NeighborsInvestigation of disaster impact/Mozambique ©Good Neighbors
  • People in evacuation camp/Mozambique ©Good NeighborsPeople in evacuation camp/Mozambique ©Good Neighbors
16th, April, 2019
「Activity Map」and「NGO Activities」are updated.
10th, April, 2019
Due to the severity of the situation, we have decided the expansion of the response period and funds as below.
【Project Budget】Fund expansion from 70 million yen (funding from government subsidies) to 70 million yen (funding from government subsides) & 25 million yen (funding from private sectors)
Along with our deepest appreciation for all enterprises, organizations, individuals whom offered a support, and as JPF, we will be responsible for the donations and the services to be delivered validly and effectively for whom are in need.

Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV)

Program Distribution of relief supply and hygiene kits to the affected population in Mozambique
Budget ¥20,280,040(Private)
Period 10th, April, 2019~2nd, July, 2019(84days)

On April 3, Japan Platform (JPF) decided to take action to assist affected people by Cyclone Idai, which formed inside the Mozambique Channel in early March. In line with this decision, it has started calls for donations and asks for your cooperation.


  • Cyclone Idai was formed off the east coast of Mozambique on March 11. It developed as it made landfall on Beira, a city of 500 thousand residents in Mozambique, on March 14, and caused severe flooding due to storm surges. Subsequently, on March 16 and 17, torrential rain in multiple areas caused further damage including some rivers to overflow and dams to burst.*1 Heavy rain also triggered landslides in the eastern parts of Zimbabwe and southern parts of Malawi.*2 As a result, catastrophic damage has been brought about in these three countries.
  • According to a report by the United Nations, the death toll in the three countries mentioned above has risen to more than 700 people. Over 3 million people have been afflicted and more than half of them, 1.6 million, are children. Over 140 thousand in Mozambique, 85 thousand in Malawi and 4500 in Zimbabwe have been forced to evacuate. The spread of cholera and the safety of children who have lost their parents are concerned. *1,3 The numbers of deaths, missing persons and affected people by cyclone are expected to rise in the coming days.
  • The Mozambique government and Malawi government have both formally requested international assistance. The Zimbabwe government has declared that it will allocate 100 million dollars to assist affected people. The United Nations Secretary-General commented that "Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have suffered one of the worst weather-related catastrophes in the history of Africa."
  • JPF has been working with local governments, various international organizations, and NGOs to gather information on local needs and what assistance should Japan provide, and decided to take action on April 3. To respond to the situation on the ground where there is a shortage of everything and infrastructures including water facilities and roads have been severely damaged, each NGO is currently preparing to deliver aid that is urgently needed, including safe water, food, non-food items and shelters.

JPF will work with relevant organizations to swiftly deliver emergency assistance that is in line with local needs. Further updates will be reported on the JPF website and Facebook.

Emergency Response to Southern Aflica Cyclone Idai

※1:OCHA, MOZAMBIQUE: Cyclone Idai & Floods, Situation Report No.1 (2 April 2019)
※2: ACAPS, Briefing Note, Mozambique, Tropical Cyclone Idai - Update Ⅱ(27th March 2019)
※3:UNICEF, IDAI Cyclone post-impact situation (March 2019)
(Sources : UNICEF, Country Office Sitreps March 24 2019, Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe HAC 2019)
※Map abovve:OCHA, Southern Africa, Cyclone Idai Snapshot(26 March 2019)

Overview of program

Period Three months (initial response)
Budget 70 million yen (government subsides) & 25 million yen (funding from private sectors)
Locations Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Content of aid Distribution of food, non-food items, shelter repair kits, etc.
Implementation partners
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP), SDGs Promise Japan (SPJ), Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV), etc.

*The budget and implementation period may be re-examined based on the situation on the ground.

Activities Map

Activities Map(PDF 197KB) As of 16 April 2019

Emergency Response to Southern Aflica Cyclone Idai Activities Map

NGO Activities

Please see the latest project content · subsidy amount and period.

NGO Activities(PDF 148KB) As of 16 April 2019

Emergency Response to Southern Aflica Cyclone Idai Project List