Right now families in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe are facing havoc after Cyclone Idai pounded the region with heavy rain and powerful winds.
Idai made landfall in Mozambique’s Sofala region last Thursday before moving across to Zimbabwe. It is feared that at least 1,000 people have already died.
Over 1.5 million people - around half of whom are estimated to be children - have been impacted by the severe flooding. Families are desperately fighting for survival, taking refuge on higher ground and rooftops. While communities do everything in their power to cope with the crisis, the sheer scale of destruction requires outside support.
There may be water everywhere, however it is not always suitable to drink. Waterborne diseases like dysentery, cholera and typhoid ravage families, and children who are most vulnerable. Each water purification tablet is able to turn 4-5 litres of dirty water into drinking water.