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UK steps up support to victims of Malawi floods

Posted on 12 Feb 2015 at 4:10pm

The UK will provide more food, blankets and essential supplies for the thousands of people who have lost their homes due to the floods in Malawi, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

This will include food for 370,000 people and improved access to water, sanitation for 34,000 people to prevent the spread of disease.

The Department for International Development (DFID)’s £4.1 million funding is also supporting early recovery efforts to enable people to rebuild their livelihoods which have been devastated by the floods. Justine Greening said:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in Malawi due to…

More flooding expected in stricken Malawi as Red Cross appeals for 2.6 million Swiss francs in emergency funding

Posted on 26 Jan 2015 at 3:57pm

LILONGWE, Malawi, January 26, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — With more rain expected in flood-stricken Malawi and camps for displaced people overwhelmed, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal for 2.6 million Swiss francs to help 42,000 desperate people.

Heavy rains have ceased for now but are forecast to return and could continue for weeks. “The chance of more flooding remains high,” said Michael Charles, IFRC’s acting regional representative in southern Africa. “A dire situation could be exacerbated. Things could go from bad to worse.”

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More floods could strike again in the next few days in Malawi

Posted on 09 Feb 2013 at 1:05pm

Floods that drove thousands of families from their homes in Southern Malawi could strike again in the next few days – according to children’s charity Plan International.

People in districts such as Phalombe, Nsanjeand, Mangochi have been the worst hit by the downpours that started nearly a month ago.

Many are living in temporary accommodation in schools, mosques, churches and tents.

They are struggling to cope with over-crowding, lack of food, no adequate sanitary facilities, and no lighting at night.

“More than 10000 families have been affected – and more than 1420 houses have collapsed and more are collapsing as the walls are very…