Cyclone Idai that was experienced for two days in mid-March 2019, caused severe damage and destruction in Mozambique where about 1000 casualties occurred. The disaster that occurred on 14th and 15th March has left thousands of residents with no shelter, outbreak of diseases experienced, electricity supply has been tampered with and a number of connection networks destroyed making difficult to communicate to the international world. Malawi and Zimbabwe were also affected by the cyclone.
Communication systems, electricity supply and roads were severely damaged making it difficult to provide humanitarian help and logistics as the Mozambique government declared a state of emergency. Deutsche Post DHL Group assigned its Disaster Response Team (DRT) to aid in assisting the people at the airport in Beira.