Malawi: Floods DoDMA Situation Report No. 4 (as of 27 January 2015)

Originally published



  • Since early January 2015, above-normal rains caused massive floods in Malawi, affecting 15 districts and an estimate of 638,000 people countrywide. At least, 174,000 people displaced in the three most hit districts: Nsanje, Chikwawa, and Phalombe.

  • Following a Declaration of a State of Disaster on 13 January, the Government announced the launch of a Preliminary Response Plan budgeted at US$ 81 million. A resource mobilization strategy has been put in place, with briefings to the UN Member States in New York, Geneva and South Africa.

  • A joint CERF Rapid Response application is being developed to meet immediate needs through urgent life-saving activities.

  • UNDAC continues assessment activities in the district of Salima District until 29 January 2015.
    IFRC assessment team will support assessment in the districts of Blantyre and Thyolo.

638,000 Estimated affected people countrywide

15 Affected districts

174,000 Displaced people in the 3 most affected districts

79 Deaths

153 Missing people in Nsanje District

63,976 Hectares of land flooded