Vice President and Minister of Disaster Management Affairs Dr. Saulos Chilima says the country needs to adopt new irrigation technologies if it were to make strides in ending persistent food insecurity.
Chilima made the observation on Tuesday when he visited families affected by recent floods in Nkhotakota.
DoDMA to distribute relief items stockpiled at its Karonga Warehouse
Plans to replenish the warehouse with more relief items at an advanced stage.
A disaster assessment report by the Karonga District Council indicates that heavy rains that continuously fell in Karonga District caused serious flooding and affected 300 households [approximately 1650] people.
A disaster assessment report by the Salima District Council indicates that stormy rains that hit most parts of T/A Mwanza on Sunday; 8th April, affected 90 households [approximately 495 people].
The report, signed by Disaster Officer Blessings Kamtema and District Commissioner Charles Mwawembe, calls for immediate relief assistance.
“The affected households require food and non-food relief items such as plastic sheets, maize and kitchen utensils,” reads part of the report.
The Joint Programme, Improving Access and Quality of Education for Girls in Malawi (JPGE) is implemented in 81 schools in three districts of Malawi. It aims at improving access, quality and relevance of education for girls, through addressing key known threats to girls’ education.
The threats include poor food and nutrition, inadequate protection against sexual and physical violence, poor quality schooling, harmful social and traditional practices and violations of girls’ sexual and reproductive rights.
impressed with the implementation of projects under SGS
An expert in disaster risk management (DRM) says countries need to scale up efforts if they were to make progress in mitigating the impact of floods.
Professor Weihua Fang who teaches at the Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management (ADREM) of the Beijing Normal University, said this on Thursday in Karonga District when he visited Mwaulambo Evacuation Centre which was constructed under the Malawi-China-UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction Small Grants Scheme (SGS).