Cyclone Idai & Cyclone Kenneth

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall over Mozambique between March 14 and 15, producing torrential rains and strong winds across the country. Cyclone Kenneth followed a month later and made landfall as a Category 4 cyclone on Wednesday, April 24 in Cabo Delgado province, affecting nearly 190,000 people.

VillageReach Response

Working with the government to assess the needs and long-term recovery efforts.


In Mozambique, there is no recorded history of two devastating tropical cyclones hitting above a Category 2 during the same cyclone season, according to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The World Bank has stated the damage caused by Idai reached over $2 billion. It is hard to imagine what the estimate will be now when factoring in Cyclone Kenneth.

VillageReach has had a long-standing commitment to Mozambique for nearly 20 years. We will work side-by-side with the government to make sure that quality health care is restored, as we have done before.

Latest Update – May 2, 2019

Last month Cyclone Idai, one of the strongest storms that touched Mozambique in nearly 20 years, tore through Beira and across Sofala province. What people weren’t expecting was something even worse. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall as a Category 4 cyclone on Wednesday, April 24th in Cabo Delgado province, and swept Pemba away. Days after the cyclone, northern Mozambique continued experiencing unrelenting rains, once again affecting nearly 190,000 people.

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