Donation made to aid victims of Cyclone Idai

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Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) has donated £2,000 from the Emergency Relief Fund to UNICEF, to aid the victims of Cyclone Idai.

Cyclone Idai has triggered a massive disaster in southern Africa.

Houses, roads and bridges have been ripped apart and agricultural land is completely submerged. An estimated 2.6 million people have been affected. More than 750 people are confirmed dead and 400,000 have lost their homes.

Many aid groups are still assessing the damage and devising logistics to reach the most heavily affected areas. However, UNICEF and Doctors without Borders are already working in the affected areas.