Do not go back to flooded areas yet—Chiradzulu DC

Chiradzulu district commissioner (DC) Malango Bottomani has asked displaced people in her district to return to their places when the rains are over.

The DC gave the advice following injuries sustained by some people in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mpama who returned to their flooded villages two days after camping at Mbulumbuzi Primary School.

Women visit premises of village head N’nunkha currently in hospital after his house collapsed on him

“If these people had not gone back to their former homes, they would not have sustained injuries resulting from floods that led to collapsing of houses and washing away of crops.

“According to meteorological reports, more heavy rains are expected to come. So, people in camps should stay there until the season is over,” she appealed.

The district has so far appealed to civil society organisations and other well-wishers to assist the victims in various camps with relief items.

Responding to the call, World Vision Malawi donated flour, plastics, buckets and soya pieces to 31 households from T/A Mpama.

In her remarks, World Vision country director Hazel Nyathi said her organisation reached out to the people with relief items following President Peter Mutharika’s declaration of a State of Emergency in the wake of the floods.

The floods have affected about 28 000 households in Chiradzulu, according to the DC. 

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