Red Cross launches website to reconnect families affected by Cyclone Idai

International aid organisation Red Cross has launched a website in an effort to help reunite Mozambican families affected by the heavy floods caused by Cyclone Idai.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been separated from their families since the cyclone hit.

Protection coordinator of the Southern Africa International Committee of the Red Cross Marie-Astrid Blondiaux says it is an essential need.

People need to know what has happened to their loved ones. We have quickly set up a website in English and Portuguese where people can register to say that they are still alive or that they are safe and well, or where they can say that they are looking for a loved one.

Marie-Astrid Blondiaux, Protection coordinator - Southern Africa International Committee of the Red Cross

People with access to connectivity can register directly, those who do not have access can contact volunteers from the Red Cross and we have deployed a team and specialist in Beira who are collecting forms and sending them to us - we register those people directly on our website.

Marie-Astrid Blondiaux, Protection coordinator - Southern Africa International Committee of the Red Cross

Blondiaux says teams have also been deployed to affected areas in Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Click on the link below to hear more about the website....


This article first appeared on 702 : Red Cross launches website to reconnect families affected by Cyclone Idai


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