How Malawi saved lives in Cyclone Idai

Report
from The New Humanitarian
Published on 08 Apr 2019 View Original

“I want to emphasise the part of involving the community”

KHUNGU BWE/MALAWI

Simon Allison, Africa Editor of the Mail & Guardian, based in Johannesburg, covering news and politics on the continent.

Long before the world heard about Cyclone Idai, Labana Steven’s mobile phone was already lighting up with messages about rising waters across southern Malawi. Then came pictures of flooded villages. Steven quickly sent mobile phone credit to his contacts, who then called him to detail the devastation they were seeing. Help was needed, they said, and fast.

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