The Asian Muslims Relief Aid (Amra) charity organisation on Sunday distributed relief items worth K120 million to families affected by the heavy rains in Traditional Authority (T/A) Bwananyambi in Mangochi District.
The items included flour, Soya pieces, plastic sheet rolls, water guard, and plastic buckets, blankets and K5 000 cash to each household.
One of Amra’s volunteers Ahmed Sunka said they settled for the Eastern Region as many organisations are focusing their efforts in the Lower Shire Valley as well as Phalombe or Mulanje districts.
“This donation will help to restore their lives as most of them have lost all their belongings. We appeal to other well-wishers to emulate this gesture.
In days to come, we will also assist flood victims in Chikwawa and Nsanje where the impact is worse,” he said.
Mangochi district commissioner Moses Chimphepo said about 15 600 people have been affected in the district in 10 (T/As).
One of the victims, Buba Bamusi, said many families lost all their properties due to the heavy rains that hit the area.
“We thank Amra for this timely gesture. We urge other organisations to emulate this gesture because we still have some people in need of support,” he said.