In January, a total of 1,158,442 children were screened for malnutrition through an active case finding campaign, supported by UNICEF. Of which, 24,194 (21,685 Moderate Acute Malnutrition and 2,507 Severe Acute Malnutrition) were referred for further management. In comparison, a total of 1,072,300 children were screened in December 2016.
Recent rainstorms and floods in Lilongwe, Nkhotakota, Machinga,
Mangochi, Thyolo, Balaka, and Mulanje have affected more than 100 schools. According to recent reports, 34,031 pupils have had educationdisruption as a result of the damage to school infrastructure.
An estimated 4,732 people in emergency affected districts have gained access to safe water through the use of 17,746 bottles of water guard provided by UNICEF for treatment.
So far, only 22% of UNICEF’s humanitarian funding needs for 2017 have been met. UNICEF requires urgent support in order to adequately address the needs of children in Malawi..