Malawi Red Cross Society has joined the rest of the world in holding its flag week effective today.
During the week, Red Cross and Red Crescent movement members and volunteers receive donations from the public to assist the less privileged in society.
The society is targeting to raise about K200 million by Friday.
“Malawi recently experienced its worst floods in years. The effect of the natural disaster remains prominent as thousands of people are yet to recover, especially in worst hit areas of Nsanje and Chikwawa. Whatever we are going to raise during the week, will go towards the recovery of the victims,” said Malawi Red Cross Society president Levison Changole.
Minister of Health Jean Kalilani, who launched the week on behalf of President Peter Mutharika, commended Malawi Red Cross for improving the lives of many Malawians, especially those affected by recent floods.
Said Kalilani: “The society did extremely well in averting consequences of the floods which were dire. As government, we recognise the role you are playing in offering humanitarian and development services to our people. We also acknowledge financial challenges you are facing in carrying out humanitarian work in Malawi.”