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11 Mar 2019 description
  • According to the national authorities, the death toll due to floods in 14 Districts of the Southern Region of Malawi, has reached 28, with 124 people reportedly injured.
11 Mar 2019 description


• At least 10 deaths reported, and 62,975 people were affected by the floods in Zambézia, Tete and Niassa provinces;

• At least 10,512 people are displaced in Zambezia, Tete and Niassa sheltered in 15 transit centers;

• At least 83,318 ha of crop area are flooded affecting 54,853 smallholder farmers;

• The Tropical depression in Mozambique channel evolved to Tropical storm called IDAI and will reach tropical cyclone stage in the coming days;

11 Mar 2019 description


• At least 7 deaths reported, and 32,222 people were affected by the floods in Zambézia and Tete provinces, the central region of the country;

• At least 4,242 people are displaced in Zambezia and Tete, sheltered in eight transit centers;

• Heavy rains had significant impact on the road infrastructure in Zambézia province, affecting the transitability and access to affected people;

• Water supply system in Chingodzi (Tete) is interrupted and expected to resume soon;

11 Mar 2019 description

Following the recent heavy rains, that left many places flooded with over 120,000 people displaced, 28 confirmed dead, 29 injured and 11 people missing, Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) with financial support from the Danish Red Cross on Sunday distributed assorted relief items worth 18 million Kwacha to the displaced people.

The items include Maize flower, Soya pieces, salt, soap, cooking oil and blankets.

Apart from distributing the items, MRCS has constructed temporary pit latrines and bathing rooms to promote good hygiene practices in the camps.

11 Mar 2019 description
  • Tropical Cyclone IDAI formed over the Northern Mozambique Channel on 9 March, moving south-east with a wind speed of 89 – 118 km/h. IDAI is expected to evolve to a Category 4 tropical cyclone making landfall south of Zambezia and north of Sofala provinces with a sustained wind speed of 204 km/h.

10 Mar 2019 description

So far, as of yesterday (Saturday, 9th March 2019), the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) has recorded 28 deaths and 124 injuries.

A total of 45, 312 households (approximately 226,560 people) have been affected and assessments to establish the extent of damage in all the 14 affected districts are still underway.

The department continues to provide and coordinate search and rescue operations as well as the provision of relief assistance to the affected people.

09 Mar 2019 description


• The President of Malawi has declared a State of Disaster, following heavy rains and floods for the last four days.

• At least 13 districts have been impacted, with 115,000 people affected.

• At least 23 people are dead, 12 people are missing and 29 have been injured.

• The number of people affected is expected to rise as assessment teams reach new areas.

09 Mar 2019 description

So far 23 people have been confirmed dead, 12 are missing and 29 have been injured with thousands rendered homeless due to collapsed houses and roads and bridges damaged.