Malawi

Malawi: Floods DoDMA Situation Report No. 5 (as of 30 January 2015)

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  • Weather outlook for the period 30 January to 05 February 2015 forecasts continued above normal rains. High rainfall amounts continue to be recorded particularly along the Shire River Basin, posing risks of further flooding in already flood affected districts.

  • More funding is required to scale up the response in all sectors. Despite ongoing interventions, the outstanding gaps leave the displaced population highly vulnerable and at risk.

  • A briefing to Member States was held in Geneva on 29 January as part of the comprehensive resource mobilization strategy of the Government of Malawi and the Humanitarian Country Team.

  • A joint CERF Rapid Response application was submitted 30 January 2015 focusing on meet immediate needs and life-saving activities in the three worst hit districts.

 UNDAC is expected to complete assessment of all 15 affected districts by 30 January 2015

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