Malawi: Floods DoDMA Situation Report No. 16 (as of 23 April 2015)

Situation Report
Originally published


This report is produced jointly by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) of Malawi and the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Malawi, in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 1 April to 23 April 2015. The next report will be issued on or around 15 May 2015.


  • The 23 April marks 100 days of the Flood Disaster in Malawi and the subsequent response.

  • As at 5 April, 423 cholera cases with 6 deaths have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health in 8 districts, up from 172 in the previous month.

  • Following xenophobic attacks in South Africa,
    Malawi is repatriating Malawians needing to return home. So far 3,200 Malawians have been registered in displacement camps awaiting repatriation. Six buses arrived with the first 390 returnees on 20th April, 2015.

  • The Displacement Tracking Matrix indicates that there are still 145,000 people in temporary shelter sites in six districts.

  • Humanitarian and Early Recovery actors are now preparing coordinated assistance to Malawi, as populations return to their communities.