8 dead in Chikwawa floods

Chikwawa District Council says eight people have died as a result of floods in the district.

The council’s director of planning and development (DPD) Douglas Moffat said this on Monday at Ngabu in the district when Stephanos Foundation distributed 150 bags of maize to some of the affected people.

Stefanos Foundation officials hand over a bag of maize to a school girl

“In addition, about 120 000 houses were damaged while 53 000 people were made homeless. In Ngabu alone, 317 houses were damaged while 572 people were affected,” he said.

Group village head Nkhakamira of the area appealed for more assistance as many people are in need of food and other basic needs.
He said everything, including crops, were washed away by floods and some people have nothing to eat.

Stephanos Foundation executive director Clifford Kuyokwa said they decided to help, especially that they are active in the area through Goat for Girls and Family Adoption Programme activities.

He promised that more donations in form of plastic papers, mosquito nets and nutritious food will be provided to the people.

Stephanos Foundation Netherlands executive director Johan Van Der Ham said when the Malawi Government declared a State of National Disaster, it was clear to him that the situation was dire; hence, the donation.

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