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21 Feb 2001 description

Blantyre, Malawi - At least four people were reported drowned while three others were missing following flash floods that have covered a huge area in the Lower Shire River Valley of southern Malawi.

06 May 1997 description

Co-ordinating Office
Action by Churches Together (ACT) is a worldwide network of Churches and their related agencies meeting human need through co-ordinated emergency response and common identity. The ACT network is organizationally based in the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the World Council of Churches(WCC) and is a co-ordinating rather than operational office.


Malawi Floods - AFMW72

Appeal Target : US$ 716,076

Geneva, May 6, 1997

Dear Friends,

28 Apr 1997 description

Appeal Target : US$ 80,671
Dear Friends,

Malawi, a small landlocked country in the Southern African region, is ranked among the bottom ten countries worldwide in terms of per capita income.

10 Apr 1997 description

United Nations
Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Malawi - Floods
DHA Situation Report No. 5

07 Mar 1997 description

This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Uganda C) Sahel - Chad, Mauritania and Niger D) Mozambique and Malawi floods.

From P. Ares, Chief, Programming Service. Available on the Internet at WFP Home Page http://www.wfp.org/ or by e-mail
from HicksDeb@wfp.org (fax 39 6 5228 2837). For information regarding resources, donors are requested to contact Mr. F.
Strippoli or Ms. A. Blum, WFP Rome (telephone 39 6 5228 2504 or 5228 2004).

25 Feb 1997 description
report World Vision

President Bakili Muluzi last week declared the lower portion of the massive Shire River in southern Malawi a disaster area. An estimated 80,000 Malawians and 20,000 Mozambican refugees were made homeless by persistent rains and resultant flooding that began hitting southern Malawi the second week of February. Thousands of mud huts and even some sturdy, modern houses crumbled after being partly submerged in water. More than 20 persons were also feared dead in Chikwawa district, most of them reportedly perishing while trying to swim across rivers that had broken their banks.

25 Feb 1997 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 97/0075


1. DHA's UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team completed a field assessment in the floods- affected Chikwawa and Nsanje Districts in the Lower Shire Valley, focusing particularly on the areas situated close to the Shire River. It was carried out in close cooperation with UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, the European Union, and the Malawi national and district authorities.

2. Having completed the rapid assessment, the UNDAC team is scheduled to depart for Geneva this evening.

25 Feb 1997 description

Funds Sent To: Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) Malawi
Amount Sent USD:

24 Feb 1997 description

An estimated 80,000 families uprooted by recent floods will soon receive help from relief agencies and UNDP. The floods, which began on 12 February, washed away homes, schools and businesses in the southern districts of Chikwawa and

21 Feb 1997 description


19 Feb 1997 description

Funds Sent To: Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) Malawi
Amount Sent USD:

18 Feb 1997 description


17 Feb 1997 description

Ref: DHAGVA - 97/0064
Alert for International Assistance

1. The UN Resident Coordinator in Lilongwe reports that recent heavy rains have caused severe flooding in southern Malawi. The regions most seriously hit are Chikwawa and Nsanje, while Mangochi and Ntcheu have been affected to a lesser extent.