This report is jointly produced by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), Government of Malawi, the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator and humanitarian partners in Malawi.
• In May 2016, the Malawi Vulnerability Annual Assessment Committee (MVAC) revealed that 6.5 million people, about 39% of the total population was at risk of food insecurity in 24 of the 28 districts. However, in October 2016, a field assessment to update the situation reported that the number had increased to 6.7 million people.
The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public and the media that it has received reports of a Cholera Outbreak in Mozambique, in communities neighbouring Malawi such as Moatize in Tete and this is a popular destination township for shopping not only for people from neighbouring districts of Mwanza but also for thousands of businesspeople from across the country.
Lilongwe, February 11: Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima has assured victims of floods in Lilongwe that government will do everything to support them.
On Saturday, Chilima visited the victims at Kamkodola Primary School in Mtandire where they are camped and donated assorted relief items.
The items include blankets, mattresses and various food items.
Heavy rains have destroyed several houses and crops at Mua in area of Senior Chief Kachindamoto in Dedza.
According to reports from Malawi News Agency (MANA) from across the country, a number of areas face similar predicaments.
Government through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) is assessing the situation and implementing it's plan of helping out the affected people