Malawi

UNICEF Malawi Floods Situation Report #15, 25 March 2015

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 18th March 2015, 173 cases of cholera were reported by the Ministry of Health, with three deaths. The first round of the Oral Cholera Vaccine Campaign is expected to be undertaken in Nsanje district from 31 March until 3 April 2015.

  • With UNICEF support UNICEF, 240,920 people in camps, schools and communities in affected districts have been reached with hygiene promotion and cholera and other diarrhea disease prevention messages

  • 60 volunteer teachers that were recently trained have been deployed to schools in 5 affected districts to provide psychosocial support and counseling of learners and collect and provide data for real time monitoring. The total reach of education response now stands at 178,000 learners against an initial target of 105,000.

  • The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence Against Children (Ms. Marta Santos Pais), visited the flood-affected areas of Chikwawa on 23rd March, specifically to Tizora Grain Camp.

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

15 Districts affected
173,000 Displaced people in temporary sites
106 Deaths by floods
64,000 Hectares of land flooded*
173 Cholera cases reported
3 Cholera deaths**

  • Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 13 (as of 13 March 2015)

** Ministry Health Weekly Cholera Report, 20th Epidemiological Week 16-22 March, 2015