Emergency relief needed following Malawi earthquake

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PWS&D is responding the emergency situation in Malawi following a series of powerful earthquakes that struck in the northern end of the country beginning on 23 November and continuing for several weeks. The most powerful earthquake struck on 20 December and measured 6.0 on the Richter scale, causing widespread damage and leaving hundreds injured. Five thousand people have been displaced and over 1,100 houses destroyed by the earthquakes.

People in the affected areas have been forced into tents, lacking safe drinking water, food, sanitation facilities and medicines. Residents are in need of emergency shelter, supplies, food, clean water and sanitation. Children are in need of classroom facilities after schools were destroyed or severely damaged.

PWS&D is working in Malawi with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian to help victims of the Malawi earthquakes rebuild from the rubble. Donations to relief work will help provide food, clean water, shelter, medical care and emergency supplies.

Your Help is Needed Today

Your prayers and financial support are needed to bring hope and relief to those most affected by the earthquakes in Malawi. Congregations and individuals are encouraged to help support emergency relief work in Malawi by making a donation to PWS&D. Call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 291, donate online, through your church or mail a cheque to the office. Please mark all donations "Malawi Earthquake Relief."

Presbyterian World Service & Development is the development and relief agency of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.