The Asian Muslims Relief Aid (AMRA) charity organization on Sunday distributed relief items worth K72 million to families affected by the heavy rains in Malindi and Chowe areas in Mangochi District..
The victims received various items including relief items distributed were 25kg flour, Soya pieces, plastic sheeting roll, water guard, and plastic bucket, blanket and K5000 cash.
One of AMRA volunteers Aamir Jakhura said they made the donation in the Eastern Regions as many organisations are focusing the Lower Shire and Phalombe or Mulanje districts.
“In days to come, we will also assist people who are affected by floods in Chikwawa and Nsanje where the impact is worse,” he said.
Mangochi District Commissioner (DC), Moses Chimphepo, said over 15, 600 people have been affected in the district in 10 Traditional Authorities (TAs).
“We have six camps, all together and as I speak now Malawi Red Cross Society is looking after two camps, providing all the needed support while the council, with the support from DoDMA is looking after the other camps,” he said.
Traditional Authority Chowe said many families from his area were affected by the heavy rains in the area.
“Many of these people had their homes destroyed by the heavy rains and we thank AMRA for this timely gesture. We urge other organization’s to emulate this gesture because we still have some people in need of the support,” she said.C