The death toll from Cyclone Idai keeps rising. Now, cholera is taking lives and threatens the survivors of the cyclone. That’s the thing about these extreme weather events. It doesn’t end when it ends. Cyclone Idai has destroyed access to clean water and access to sanitation, escalating health risks for the survivors.
The countless families hit by the disaster are strong and determined to work together to recover their lives. We keep hearing stories of courage and compassion that people are showing.
Greenpeace Africa is collecting non-perishable food items and clothes for the communities in Mozambique, to be delivered through a local partner. They need your help. Please help by donating old clothes, and non-perishables to the afflicted folks of Mozambique.
Bring in your donation to Greenpeace Africa’s office in Johannesburg at 293 Kent Ave, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194. People that aren’t in Johannesburg can help by spreading the message with your friends and family that are in the area. All items need to be with us by Tuesday 9 April 2019.
Drop-off times are as follows:
- Friday: 10:00 to 17:00
- Saturday & Sunday: 11:30 to 15:30
- Monday & Tuesday: 07:30 to 18:00
Items that are needed:
- Non-perishable food (preferably in tins)
- Tin openers
- Coffee (ground, no beans)
- Juice boxes
- 5L bottles of water
- Powdered milk
- Granola bars
- Cereal bars
Items that won’t be accepted:
- Fresh fruit & vegetables
- Anything in glass (because glass can break easily)
- Cured meats (eg. biltong)
- Small bottles of water
- Objects larger than the average size of a box
Extreme weather events confront people in Africa with the reality of climate change, which is driven home with each addition to the death toll.
African spirits have had to suffer a lot of pain. But through all of the desolation, there is always something that continuously arises out of African soil, even out of the mud of the storm. African people are marked by our resilience; we have unbridled power when we connect with each other and support each other as a community.