Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has allocated K1.7 billion to flood victims’ recovery interventions in four districts of Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe and Mulanje.
MRCS recovery project operations manager Felson Chikuse said this during a cash transfer programme at group village head (GVH) Kalima in Traditional Authority Maseya in Chikwawa.
“We began the recovery project after phasing out the response activities in July. We started constructing shelters for the survivors.
“The houses are water resistant and environmentally friendly,” he said.
Chikuse said Chikwawa and Nsanje will each have 35 houses constructed while Phalombe will have 30 houses.
On the cash transfer programme, he warned some village heads who demand a share from beneficiaries to stop the malpractice.
“Within the cash transfer programme, each targeted household is receiving K35 000 per month from October to December this year,” said Chikuse.
GVH Kalima commended the Red Cross for the assistance and assured them that he will monitor the beneficiaries on how they use the money.
The project is being funded through pledges from sister Red Cross organisations such as the Danish Red Cross, Iceland Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross and the American Red Cross. This year’s floods in March affected about 922 945 people in 14 districts destroying houses and washing away farms.