DoDMA making arrangements to dispatch relief items
Strong winds that blew over some parts of Phalombe District on the night of 29th September affected 846 households (approximately 4,653 people).
A report from the District Council indicates that the winds left six people injured.
“Five of the six were treated as outpatients while one was admitted to Holy Family Hospital,” reads part of the report signed by District Commissioner Gossam Mafuta.
The Government of Malawi, through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), will from the month of September 2018, undertake a once-off maize distribution exercise targeting acute food-insecure households in 26 districts of the country, pending the final Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) report and development of the 2018/2019 Food Insecurity Response Plan.
Strong winds that blew over some parts of Chikwawa District during the night of Sunday, 9th September, have affected a total of 1350 households.
A preliminary report from the District Council indicates that the winds wreaked havoc in Traditional Authorities Ngabu, Lundu, Chapananga and Katunga, and left three people injured.
“One person has been admitted to St. Montfort Hospital in Nchalo and the other two sustained minor injuries and were treated as outpatients,” reads part of the report.
Lilongwe, June 19, 2018: President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika has affirmed his government’s commitment to end hunger and malnutrition which remains high among Malawians especially children.
Mutharika made the remarks in Lilongwe at Kamuzu Palace on Monday during an audience with His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The king is in the country in his capacity as United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Special Ambassador on Nutrition.