Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi

ShelterBox has sent an assessment team to Malawi after Tropical Cyclone Freddy left over half a million people with nowhere to live.

What has happened in Malawi?


On 11 March, Tropical Cyclone Freddy made landfall in Madagascar, before moving over Mozambique and Malawi.

It was exceptionally powerful and long lived, leaving widespread destruction in its path. Malawi has been the hardest hit. Incessant rain has caused catastrophic floods, devastating land and homes and killing many people.

Experts believe the cyclone may be the longest lasting and most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded worldwide.

Tropical Cyclone Freddy Path
The path of Cyclone Freddy

How is ShelterBox responding?


ShelterBox male staff member talking to female Habitat for Humanity staff member
Responding to Cyclone Idai in 2019

ShelterBox has sent an assessment team to Malawi after Tropical Cyclone Freddy.

Our team is speaking to potential partners and working to understand how we can support families with emergency shelter.

We have worked in Malawi several times before, including in 2019 following Cyclone Idai. The impact of Freddy is said to be five times worse than Idai.

Cyclone Freddy quick facts:

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Gaza Appeal

ShelterBox is responding in Gaza, to provide emergency shelter and other essential items for up to 1.9 million people left with nowhere to live.

Gaza Appeal

ShelterBox is responding in Gaza, to provide emergency shelter and other essential items for up to 1.9 million people left with nowhere to live.