Malawi: Floods DoDMA Situation Report No. 6 (as of 03 February 2015)

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  • Continuous rains in Chikwawa district on 29 and 30 January 2015 have resulted in new displaced people arriving at some IDP sites.

  • The relocation of IDPs out of schools into adjacent sites is facing many challenges related to the insufficient shelter, no access to clean water and sanitation and hygiene issues, and protection concerns for the students.

  • A briefing to United Nations Member States is scheduled in New York on 04 February 2015 as part of the comprehensive resource mobilization strategy of the Government of Malawi and the Humanitarian Country Team.

  • On 02 February 2015, a Statement was done in the National Assembly of Malawi by the Leader of the House on the flood disaster situation, response and resource mobilization up to date.

  • The current UNDAC team is expected to leave Malawi on 06 February 2015. A new team will take over until the end of February 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