On Monday, Malawi Red Cross Society MRCS participated in the commemoration of the World Refugee Day for 2016. Events marking the commemoration took place at Dzaleka Refugee camp in Dowa District.
Muhammad Ali, a representative of the refugees thanked Malawi government for allowing and accommodating the refugees despite the economic hardships the country is facing at the moment. Ali however said that there are many challenges at the camp ranging from congestion, insufficient water, water, food and blankets among others.
Secretary General for International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Elhadj As Sy, said that there is need for countries like Malawi to prepare for shocks so that they don’t turn into disasters every time they occur.
Sy said that shocks are always going to be there but the level of preparedness by the communities and nations at large where they may occur is what can determine whether the shocks can be described as disasters or not.
Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) volunteers from Zingwangwa subdivision on Sunday 6th March 2016, held up a cleanup campaign at Zingwangwa health center in the city of Blantyre.
According to MRCS Blantyre division information officer Charles Mpopo, the campaign was done to make the health center surroundings clean.
January 24, 2016 Felix Washon
Malawi Red Cross Society ( MRCS) joined government and other players in the fight against Cholera outbreak. In a bid to reduce the number of cases and end the outbreak, MRCS with financial support from UNICEF mobilized its volunteers in the affected districts of Machinga, Zomba and Phalombe.
JANUARY 21, 2016 FELIX WASHON
As hunger bites harder across the country, about 2,000 hungry households that were severely affected by last year’s floods now have a reason to smile after Malawi Red Cross started supporting them with money for food.
The targeted beneficiaries are from parts of traditional authorities (T/A) Tengani and Ngabu in Nsanje and Kaduya and Mkumba in Phalombe.