Cyclone Disaster Relief

Cyclone Belal Relief: Grassroot initiatives to empower recovery in Mauritius

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In the aftermath of Cyclone Belal in Mauritius, where at least two people lost their lives and about 100,000 were affected, along with severe infrastructure damage and submerged vehicles, NGOs are actively collecting funds and essential items to support the affected communities. This article delves into their inspiring efforts in rebuilding lives amidst the aftermath of the cyclone. If you wish to contribute, you can make a difference by either volunteering or donating to these impactful organisations, recognising the urgency of support in the recovery process. 

I61 Foundation

The I61 Foundation actively connects funders with NGO projects that share similar passions and focuses. Their approach involves monitoring and facilitating these projects, fostering transparent partnerships that yield effective and sustainable outcomes. In response to the devastation caused by Cyclone Belal, the I61 Foundation is collaborating with partner Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) to provide support for crisis relief efforts. Currently, the NPOs are assessing community needs, and the foundation encourages financial donations to MCB account 000447319744 with the reference “Cyclone Belal.” Physical donations are also accepted at @redeemerchurchmu, as indicated on their social media posts. Follow their social media to stay updated on their current needs. 

Cyclone Belal Disatser Relief fund
Photo Credit: I61 Foundation via Facebook

Caritas Mauritius

In the aftermath of Cyclone Belal, Caritas Mauritius is actively engaging the community to address urgent needs. After assessing impacted neighborhoods, they’ve organized a new collection drive and invite everyone to participate. Donations can be made 17th Jan onwards from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caritas office near Saint Augustine Church.

To ensure the effectiveness of contributions, Caritas requests specific items, including bottled water, non-perishable food, bedding essentials, bath towels, and household cleaning products. The organization also has a pressing need for mattresses of various sizes.

Caritas emphasizes that they no longer require clothing donations and encourages those with clothing items to contribute to the Tamarin Charity Center. 

Find more about them and make direct monetary donations here.

Caritas Mauritius via website


JustGiving, headquartered in Bankside, London, is a global online social platform dedicated to charitable giving. Under the initiative led by Emma Andrews, they are currently raising £1,000 to aid the victims of Cyclone Belal in Mauritius. At the time of writing this article, the campaign had already secured £235, which accounts for 23% of the targeted amount, with the support of 8 contributors. Those interested in contributing can donate through the “Give Now” option. 

Belal Disaster Relief Initiatives
Photo Credit: JustGiving Website

Beach Cleanups

After Cyclone Belal hit Mauritius, its beaches are in need of urgent cleanup. Join groups like Protez Nou Lagon” and WhatsApp group “Coastal Cleanups-We Connect” in their regular beach cleanup initiatives. Your participation will make a significant impact in restoring the beauty of Mauritius’ coastal areas and preserving the marine ecosystem. 

Photo Credit: Protez Nou Lagon via Facebook

Student Voice

The Student Voice family at the University of Mauritius (UoM) is rallying support for those impacted by Cyclone Belal. Individuals are encouraged to share contacts/addresses of affected victims. Stay tuned for details on the upcoming collection drive, where essential household items, school materials, non-perishable food, and clothing can be donated. Interested contributors can reach out through the provided phone numbers to join the collective effort in making a positive impact in the lives of those in need.

Food Wise

The cyclone has deeply affected entire communities, leaving many families in need. In response, FoodWise is currently collaborating with local NGOs to maximize the impact of your generosity.

All donations collected will be handed over to these NGOs, working on the ground to ensure fair distribution to the affected families.

How you can help?

Food Donations: Contribute non-perishable items such as canned goods, milk, oil, cereals, pasta, rice, baby products, etc. 

Non-food Donations: Support with personal hygiene items, blankets and mattresses, clean and gently used clothing, essential products.

📍 Where and When: Drop off your donations at their premises in Kocottes, Saint Pierre, starting this Wednesday, January 17, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information, call 5259 8580.

Photo Credit: FoodWise via Facebook
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