Qadria Muslim Association of Malawi has donated assorted food and nonfood items to households affected by floods in Karonga.
Speaking on Wednesday during the handover at Kaporo Village in Traditional Authority Kyungu in the district, the association’s regional secretary (North) Wilson Mussa said they wanted to lessen the people’s suffering.
“We collected the items from Muslims, but we have shared them to everyone irrespective of religion because the Qur’an tells us that we are related and we have to take care of our relatives,” he said.
Asiyatu Chirwa, a beneficiary, commended Qadria Muslim Association of Malawi for the donation.
“The floods destroyed our property. Since then, life has been difficult,” she said.
Chirwa asked other well-wishers to emulate the gesture set by the Muslims.
In his remarks, Sheikh Halifa Mpeketula of Pusi Masjid in the area said more flood survivors are still suffering.
“The floods affected our village and left people homeless and without food. The donation will take us somewhere,” he said.
In February this year, heavy rains caused North Rukuru and other rivers to break their banks. The floods claimed one life, displaced 450 households and destroyed houses and property.