Emergency assistance for flood disaster in Malawi

News and Press Release
Originally published
1. On January 28 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance in kind equivalent to about 10 million yen, including tents, portable water tanks, water purifiers and plastic canteens, to the Government of the Republic of Malawi, which has sustained great damage from flooding.
2. From January 2 to 6, a tropical depression Delfina (Cyclone No. 8) hit Malawi, causing floods in wide areas of the northern, central and southern parts of the country, and leaving great damage: farmland, houses and roads were covered by water, and power cable pylons and bridges on the trunk roads were washed away. It has been reported so far that seven people are dead, three missing, 19,265 afflicted, 3,853 houses and 5,465 hectares of farmland ruined, and 59,996 farming households afflicted.

3. On January 10, President Bakili Muluzi declared a State of Disaster and requested emergency goods such as food, tents and blankets, and on January 16, the Government of Malawi requested emergency assistance from the Government of Japan.

The Government of Japan has decided to extend this emergency assistance, from a humanitarian point of view, and taking into account the seriousness of the disaster and the friendly relations between Japan and Malawi.