UNICEF Malawi Floods Situation Report #9, 11 February 2015

Situation Report
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Situation in numbers

11 February 2015

  • 230,000 people displaced 15 districts affected
  • 104 Deaths
  • 645 people injured 172 people missing

Joint Department of Disaster Management Affairs and United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator situation Report, 6 .02.15

181 Schools occupied by displaced people (Reports from District Education Managers 26 .01.15)

UNICEF’s Response with partners

  • Joint Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) and UNRCO situation report of 6 February indicates that the number of people displaced to temporary shelters increased to 230,000 due to new information mainly for the Districts of Zomba, Blantyre Rural and Mulanje. Figures are still being consolidated and cross referenced.
  • In Zomba, an interagency assessment is underway led by Department of Disaster Management Affairs to verify the numbers.
  • A total of 58,065 people have so far been reached with sanitation services and 30,982 have been provided with safe drinking water in the affected areas. Work on provision of these services is continuing to reach more people. Hygiene promotion has been scaled up by partners in Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe and Zomba district reaching at total of 47,219 people.
  • UNICEF has a critical funding gap US$3,871,873 out of a total requirement of US$9,300,000 in order to respond to the immediate needs for a three month period.