United Nations aid agencies have begun
distributing relief supplies in northern Malawi, where a series of earthquakes
this month have killed four people, injured more than 300 others and destroyed
or damaged nearly 4,000 homes.
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has given
out at least 2,200 "survival kits," containing blankets, mosquito
nets, cooking pots, soap, a jerry can and other basic items, to people
whose homes are no longer habitable.
UNICEF has also issued plastic sheeting,
buckets, chlorine and other water purification materials, according to