2019 Disaster Relief - Cyclone Idai Fund
A deadly cyclone that struck Mozambique and other countries in southern Africa has nearly obliterated the worst-affected areas, flooding vast stretches of land, destroying roads and dams, and cutting off victims from help.
Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira in southern Africa with winds up to 106 mph. More than 1,000 people have been killed. Widespread flooding up to six meters deep have caused massive devastation to homes, hospitals, and schools in the regions of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi and many were left without electricity or telephone service. The Red Cross and other aid organizations estimate the total number of deaths at 150, warning that the figure could rise as rescuers reach previously inaccessible areas. In Mozambique alone, the death toll could climb to more than 1,000.
The Cisco Foundation has launched a $250,000 disaster response campaign to benefit Americares, CARE USA, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mercy Corps, Oxfam America, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Hong Kong, and Save the Children (US). The Foundation will match eligible donations up to $10,000 per employee. Donations will not be counted toward employees' annual $10,000 match limit.
Should you wish your donation to go directly to just one of the participating agencies, please click the organization's name below to make your donation - be sure to choose 2019 Disaster Relief - Cyclone Idai special matching campaign.
**Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund may include organizations based in the US, and in other countries. US employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to US organizations. Employees outside the US will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.**