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14 Feb 2018 description

This update is produced jointly by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) of Malawi and the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Malawi, in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The report is as of 12th February, 2018.

Background

18 Apr 2017 description

This report is jointly produced by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), Government of Malawi, the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator and humanitarian partners in Malawi.

Highlights

• In May 2016, the Malawi Vulnerability Annual Assessment Committee (MVAC) revealed that 6.5 million people, about 39% of the total population was at risk of food insecurity in 24 of the 28 districts. However, in October 2016, a field assessment to update the situation reported that the number had increased to 6.7 million people.

31 Jan 2017 description

This report is produced jointly by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), Government of Malawi, the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator and humanitarian partners in Malawi.

Highlights

  • In May 2016, The Malawi Vulnerability Annual Assessment Committee (MVAC) revealed that 6.5 million people, about 39% of the total population was at risk of food insecurity in 24 out of 28 districts. However, in October 2016, a field assessment to update the situation reported that the number had increased to 6.7 million people.

08 Jan 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Malawi Vulnerability Update Assessment Report of October 2015 found that a projected population of 2,833,212, will be at risk of food insecurity in 25 out of 28 districts. This represents no change from the June assessment. A rapid monitoring exercise will be conducted from December 27, 2015.

  • A Humanitarian Response Plan with Food Security, Agriculture, Nutrition, Education Protection and Coordination components was launched by the President. The total cost of the response is $146 million.

18 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

•The Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Report of June 2015 projects the food insecure population to be 2,833,212, almost countrywide in 25 out of 28 districts. These people are reported to be missing food entitlements for a range of 3 to 6 months from October onwards.

•The development of a consolidated humanitarian response plan with Food Security, Agriculture, Nutrition, Education Protection and Coordination is finalized. The total cost of the response is $146 million.

28 Apr 2015 description

This report is produced jointly by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) of Malawi and the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Malawi, in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 1 April to 23 April 2015. The next report will be issued on or around 15 May 2015.

Highlights

  • The 23 April marks 100 days of the Flood Disaster in Malawi and the subsequent response.

07 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • As at 31 March, 251 cholera cases with 3 deaths have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, up from 172 in the previous week. Of these 79 are new cases reported for the week

  • Following rains that fell towards the end of last week in parts of Thyolo, Mulanje and Blantyre, the East Bank is once again inaccessible by road. There are however communities in parts of Nsanje District, specifically in the East Bank, that require humanitarian assistance in food aid, WASH and NFIs.

18 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • The Head of the OCHA Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA), Mr. Ignacio Leon-Garcia, paid a brief visit to Malawi between 8 and 12 March.

  • As of 16 March, a total of 148 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, including two deaths.

  • The review of the 2015 Malawi Floods Response Plan is underway. Clusters are revising their sectorial plans, with focus on the most affected districts: Nsanje, Zomba, Phalombe, Chikwawa,
    Blantyre Rural and Mulanje.

09 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • IOM recently concluded and shared its Disaster Tracking Matrix (DTM) indicating 56% of the IDP population resides in 25 sites only.

  • As of 06 March, 61 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, with two deaths.

  • Additional humanitarian coordination capacity has been made available through OCHA’s Stand-by Partnership Program.

04 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

· According to the Malawi Meteorological Service, heavy rains are expected all over the country in the coming days, with risk of rising water levels in the major river systems in the country and subsequent flooding in the lower Shire and along the Lakeshore areas.

25 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • According to the Malawi Meteorological Service, heavy rains are expected across the country in the coming days, with risk of rising water levels in the Shire River and subsequent flooding along the Lower Shire areas.

  • As of 24 February 2015, 39 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, with 02 deaths. Out of the 39 cases, 05 cases were reported in Mwanza, a district which was not affected by floods, while the rest have been reported in Nsanje.

18 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • As of 17 February 2015, 20 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, with one death, all of them in the District of Nsanje.

  • A damage assessment exercise by the Shelter Cluster, in collaboration with WASH and Agriculture cluster is underway, to determine the possibility of people returning and priority needs.

  • A Post Disaster Needs Assessment will be conducted from 20 February to 6 March. The exercise will inform recovery programming.

13 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • The current number of people displaced to temporary sites in all of the 15 districts included in the Declaration of State of Disaster is about 230,000.

  • An inter-agency verification of displaced people with support from UNDAC will be conducted this week in Zomba.

07 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • Rains in Southern Malawi are expected to continue through 07 February.

  • The Government of Malawi and UNDAC are finalizing the consolidation of data coming from the assessments conducted across the country.

03 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • 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.

31 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • 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.

28 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • Since early January 2015, above-normal rains caused massive floods in Malawi, affecting 15 districts and an estimate of 638,000 people countrywide. At least, 174,000 people displaced in the three most hit districts: Nsanje, Chikwawa, and Phalombe.

24 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • Since early January 2015 the southern districts of Malawi have been experiencing above-normal rains, which have provoked massive floods along the Shire and Ruo rivers.

  • The President of the Republic of Malawi declared a State of Disaster on 13 January in 15 districts, with floods affected an estimate of 638,000 people countrywide, and 79 deaths. In Nsanje district only, 153 people are still missing.

22 Jan 2015 description

(Press Release, Lilongwe, 22 January 2015): The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are supporting the Government-led response to the disaster in Malawi, where heavy rains have led to massive floods, especially in the Southern region. The UN System is scaling up its support to affected populations who are desperate for safe water, food, medicines and other basic necessities.

16 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • An estimated 106,000 people have been displaced and 48 people killed by recent flooding.

  • A State of Disaster has been declared in the 15 affected districts.

  • The Government has appealed for international assistance.

  • 1,000 people have been rescued to date, but 19 remain missing.

106,000 People displaced

48 People killed

19 People missing

15 Districts affected