Malawi: Civil Unrest (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRMW010

Situation Report
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A. Situation Analysis

Description of the disaster

Malawi is set to hold national elections on 20 May 2014. The elections will include Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government and official campaign has been in place since 20 March. Though there are no predictions for outbreak of violence at a large scale during the election process, the National Society is preparing to provide emergency health assistance in specific high risk regions of the country where pre-election rallies indicate high tensions.

The National Society has developed a contingency plan and is in the process of operationalizing its components.

Working in partnership with the ICRC, Finnish and Belgium Red Cross, majority of the preparedness activities in the contingency plan have been undertaken. This DREF funds are covering the remaining emergency preparedness measures in the contingency plan in leading up to the election.