Care Malawi, with support from European Commission (EC), at the weekend received a consignment of 2 000 tents destined for flood affected families in Nsanje District.
Care Malawi country director Michael Rewald, Maria Winnubst from EC and principal secretary for Lands, Housing and Urban Development Stuart Ligomeka received the consignment at Kamuzu International Airport.
The kits are a first installment of shelter and non-food items being procured by Care with a grant of 200 000 euros (about K96 million) from the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department of the EC.
In an interview after receiving the consignment, Rewald said the kits will ensure that the most vulnerable among the flood affected families have dignified temporary shelter as they begin to rebuild their lives after the devastation.
He thanked the commission for its support to the relief efforts and reiterated Care Malawi’s commitment to continue supporting Malawi’s efforts to meet the needs of the families affected by the floods.
On his part, Ligomeka, who received the consignment on behalf of government, hailed Care Malawi for procuring the shelter kits and said so far only 11 000 families have been reached with relief items while 24 000 families are yet to be reached.