Cyclone Dineo 2017
Tropical Storm Dineo hit Mozambique on 15 February 2017 causing flooding and strong winds. Cyclone Dineo killed 7 people, injured 55 and displaced more than 100 000 people. The cyclone reached the strength of a category 1 hurricane on the international Saffir-Simpson scale, with winds registered at 130km/h and the cyclone generating waves at approximately 6 metres high.
Gift of the Givers Response:
Responding to the destruction left by Cyclone Dineo, which affected in excess of 600 000 people, we facilitated a massive aid package, delivered by truck from South Africa and jointly distributed by ourselves and officials of the Mozambican Government.
Relief goods comprised tons of hygiene packs, food parcels, bulk food, blankets, mattresses and cooking pots. Visiting the particularly hard-hit village of Maxixe, where houses and schools lay in ruins, flattened by the cyclone, we provided the local hospital with baby clothes, diapers, shoes, washing powder and bulk food.