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31 Jan 2013 description

31/01/2013 - The Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has handed over 500 repaired and 100 newly constructed houses for survivors of the 2009 earthquake in the northern district of Karonga as part of a recovery project aimed at bringing back normalcy to the lives of thousands.

With financial assistance from the United Kingdom Department for International Development, (DFID), these houses have been built with new technology designed to withstand earthquakes and other disasters.

15 Sep 2010 description

Last December two earthquakes measuring 5.8 and 6.2 magnitude struck Karonga in north Malawi. Many houses in the area collapsed and over 31,000 people were affected.

Edicas Nachinga, is in her 80s and lives in Karonga. She looks after six orphaned grandchildren aged 18 to three years of age, and a chronically ill daughter who has two children of her own. Edicas' mud hut was one of the 1,557 houses that collapsed in Karonga following the earthquakes in December 2009.

02 Sep 2010 description

Karonga, Malawi, 2 Sept 10

When a series of earthquakes hit Karonga District in December 2009 leaving in its wake four deaths, damage to schools and over 10,000 houses affecting 24,000 people, the post relief challenge was how to support the communities to recover and with specific regard to shelter, how to ensure that households and communities are able to build back better and safer.

It thus came to pass that Thursday 2nd Septmber 2010 saw the launch of a unique partnership involving Government, the Malawi Red Cross Society, the UN, donors, private sector and the community to …

23 Aug 2010 description

GLIDE n=B0 EQ-2009-00257-MWI

Summary: CHF 306,365 (USD295, 891 or EUR 202,502) was allocated on 14 December 2009, from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)'s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF), to support the Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 1,930 households (9,650 beneficiaries) affected by the earthquake that hit the country on 6 December 2009.

15 Jul 2010 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1, and in particular Articles 2 and 4, and Article 15(3) thereof;

Whereas:

(1) The south-east African and south-west Indian Ocean region is exposed to a wide range of natural disasters, such as floods, cyclones, and volcanic eruptions, …

23 Jun 2010 description
report Oxfam

Hundreds of people affected by the series of earthquakes that shook Karonga in December and January are still living in limbo.

07 Jun 2010 description
report World Bank
  1. Country and Sector Background

    While Malawi was not hit as hard as other countries by the global economic crisis, it took the Country off its intended course towards fiscal consolidation and strengthening of its international reserves position. In the short run, the Government of Malawi is facing substantial macroeconomic imbalances, including critically low reserves, unfavorable terms of trade, and a potential drop in revenues.

23 Mar 2010 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid 3 , and in particular Article 2(f) and Article 15(3) thereof;

Whereas:

(1) The south-east African and south-west Indian Ocean region is exposed to a wide range of natural disasters, such as floods, cyclones, and volcanic eruptions,

(2) Local communities are very vulnerable to these disasters, the effects of which are compounded by socioeconomic factors, such as high population density, …

08 Mar 2010 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

28 Feb 2010 description

Key Messages

After a fall in mid-2009, maize prices have stabilized. However September-January prices are still high relative to pre-crisis levels.

The prolonged dry spell in the south since early December and the earthquake in the north, have affected the food security situation of nearly 300,000 people.

Different agencies agree on favourable food security in the short term, but it worsens in the long term.

The government supported poor farmers through input distribution programmes and released stocks to assist food insecure people.

22 Jan 2010 description
report Mail and Guardian

Nicole Johnston

While the world is fixated by the horror in Haiti little attention has been paid to at least 30 earthquakes that have rocked Malawi in the past month -- the largest measuring 6,2 on the Richter scale.

Scientists are calling the quakes in Karonga -- along the Great Rift Valley on the Tanzanian border -- an "earthquake swarm" and are conducting geological assessments to ascertain if more are on the way.

The town of Karonga tells the story: collapsed houses, roofs fallen in and huge gashes in the road where the earth has split apart.

14 Jan 2010 description
report World Vision

World Vision continues to respond to earthquakes in Karonga District, northern Malawi.

World Vision Malawi immediately dispatched an assessment team to the country's northern district of Karonga following a sequence of stronger earthquakes ranging between 5.4 and 6.2 on the Richter scale from 6th to 20th December 2009. The earthquakes killed four people and injured almost 200 others.

12 Jan 2010 description
report AlertNet

NAIROBI, (AlertNet) - Thousands of Malawians in the north of the country have been told to stay away from their homes after a string of rare earthquakes hit the remote region.

At least 30 earthquakes, the largest measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, have hit the northern district of Karonga since the start of December, killing four people, injuring at least 180 and affecting 145,000 others.

"These are the worst earthquakes since 1966 when we had the last earthquake measuring 6.2 in the same areas, but the destruction then was less," said James Chiusiwa, the …

11 Jan 2010 description

DFID today announced =A3950,000 emergency UK aid to help victims of the Karonga Earthquake in Malawi.

The UKaid will be spent on providing immediate relief for the 30,000 people whose homes have been destroyed or damaged by two major earthquakes in Karonga district which killed four people in December.

Specifically it will:

Support the reconstruction of homes: Money will be given to the Malawi Red Cross to provide families with the materials they need to rebuild their homes.

04 Jan 2010 description
report ShelterBox

200 ShelterBoxes are being distributed in Malawi after a series of earthquakes brought devastation to thousands of people.

The three weeks of tremors that struck the northern district of Karonga last month left more than 4,000 households in need of emergency shelter.

04 Jan 2010 description

GLIDE n° EQ-2009-00257-MWI

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

31 Dec 2009 description

BLANTYRE, Dec 31, 2009 (AFP) -

A team of experts from the United States Geological Survey are due in Malawi in January to assess the "underlying causes" of a recent string of earthquakes, the US embassy said Thursday.

The two-man team, sponsored by the US government, will also "evaluate the probabilities of future large earthquakes and to determine the factors that contributed to the loss of lives and buildings," a statement said.

Malawian geological experts say over 30 earthquakes have hit the uranium mining district of Karonga in the north of the country …

29 Dec 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund
  1. CRITICAL ISSUES FOR CHILDREN

    After 3 months of low intensity seismological activity in the Karonga district of Malawi, the area was hit by a sequence of stronger earthquakes ranging from 5,4 to 6.0 on the Richter scale between 6 and 20 December 2009. Seismological activity continues and is taking the form of an earthquake swarm. There is no certainty about when this is expected to halt.

28 Dec 2009 description

1 The joint mission of WFP, UNICEF, FAO and UNFPA which was in Karonga from 23 to 28 December 2009 will be debriefing tomorrow (29 December) at 09.00 hrs at the UNDP conference room in Lilongwe.

2 There does not appear to be immediate unmet food needs for households affected by the earthquake. Food is available and accessible to Karonga inhabitants.