Red Cross disburses K214m to flood survivors

Red Cross disburses K214m to flood survivors

Malawi Red Cross Society in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Danish Red Cross have disbursed K214 million to support flood survivors in Nkhotakota District.

Speaking on Thursday at Ngala camp in Senior Chief Kanyenda, Danish Red Cross Malawi country manager Eva Jordung Nicolson said they felt it  necessary to support the people to get back on their feet.

Nicolson (right) hands over cash to a benefficiry as officers look on

“We have provided the support from partners to help beneficiaries and assist them to rebuild in their respective communities after experiencing the devastating floods since February this year,” she said.

Ministry of Lands director of housing Martin Chimangeni encouraged the recent flood survivors to plan for recovery and rebuild their lives.

Nkhotakota district commissioner’s representative, Godfrey Kubwense, thanked various organisations and the government for the help and asked them to continue providing resources to assist the survivors.

“The support has come at the right time and we are still appreciating the support various partners and government agencies are rendering to us as a council. Let me ask other companies and organisations to come forward and continue assisting the survivors to return to their homes,” he said.

During the event, K214 million was disbursed with each household taking home K100 000.

According to a report by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, the recent flash floods affected over 14 000 people, displaced over 10 000, and claimed eight lives in Senior Chief Kanyenda in the district.

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