DEC’s Cyclone Idai appeal reaches £41m since its launch in March

08 Aug 2019 News

The Disasters Emergency Committee's Cyclone Idai appeal has raised £41m since its launch in March.

This total includes donations from the British public, trusts and corporates, along with the UK government’s Aid Match contributions totalling £4m.

The appeal raised £27m in two weeks from its launch, including £4m from Aid Match funding - double the figure intially promised by the Department for International Development. 

The UN said $282m was needed for the Cyclone Idai response, and $441m was needed in total for Mozambique.

DEC's appeal will be open for a total of six months and until September for further contributions.

A spokesperson from DEC told Civil Society News it did not expect further Aid Match funds from the government, which are typically promised at the start of an appeal.

DEC appeals for the Indonesia tsunami in 2018 raised £30m, including £2m in UK Aid Match, and in 2017 an appeal for Rohingya refugees also raised £30m, with £5m from UK Aid Match funding.

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