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Over 10 000 people have been affected since the onset of the rains Over 10 000 people have been affected since the onset of the rains Image sourced at floodlist.com

Malawian Organisation Responds To Flood Victims

Written by  Written By Blessings KANG'OMBE Mar 15, 2017

Food relief response continues to trek in to households that were affected by heavy rains in Ntcheu district.

This comes as over 2500 households in the district are currently in need of relief aid.

In response to this Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) under Dedza Diocese is distributing food items worth MK 39 million to 1200 households in Ntcheu and Dedza.

The food distribution exercise will be on for a period of two months.

800 households from Ntcheu under Sharpevalle and Bilila Extension Planning Areas (EPA) will be covered, while the remaining 400 households will come from Mayani in Dedza district.

Speaking to Capital FM, Diocesan Secretary for Dedza CADECOM disclosed that the response comes from the Head of Catholic Church Pope Francis after he heard a call by Malawi government asking for food aid.

Nick Phamba stated that the Catholic Head donated money amounting to over MK 300 million through the Episcopal Conference of Malawi to respond to the call.

Phamba explained that his appeal is that the relief items reach the intended beneficiaries.

Ntcheu district Council Disaster Desk Officer stressed that the donated food will go a long way in addressing food shortages among the benefiting households.

Mathias Nundwe however revealed that there is need for more relief response in the district considering the number of households that are in dire need of  aid.

65 year Ireen Nkhata from Kaiya Village in the area of Traditional Authority Ganya could not hide her excitement after receiving the donation.

Kaiya ssaid she had lost everything when floods hit the area late last year.

She promised to make good use of the donation and not dare sell it.

According to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, over 10 000 people in the country have been affected by floods since the onset of the rains.

 

 

Last modified on Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:11

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