Malawi: Floods DoDMA Situation Report No. 15 (as of 31 March 2015)

Highlights

  • As at 31 March, 251 cholera cases with 3 deaths have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, up from 172 in the previous week. Of these 79 are new cases reported for the week

  • Following rains that fell towards the end of last week in parts of Thyolo, Mulanje and Blantyre, the East Bank is once again inaccessible by road. There are however communities in parts of Nsanje District, specifically in the East Bank, that require humanitarian assistance in food aid, WASH and NFIs.

  • To ease access to the east bank, the logistics cluster, with support from DFID through the UN Humanitarian Fund, will be operating an Airboat from Bangula to Makhanga from Thursday the 2nd of April 2015.

  • MVAC reports indicate that some 616,000 additional people will require food aid until mid-year as a result of the flood disaster.

  • The Displacement Tracking Mechanism update of 27 March indicates that there are still 162,062 people in temporary shelter sites in six districts of Nsanje, Phalombe, Chkwawa, Zomba, Blantyre and Mulanje.