Almost 300 households affected by last year’s dry spells in Karonga will receive cash from CCAP Synod of Livingstonia Development Department (Soldev).
The emergency cash disbursement targets affected communities in Traditional Authority (T/A) Wasambo in Karonga.
Speaking at the launch of the two-month cash transfer, Soldev acting director Mabvuto Lupwayi said many families in Karonga South are still food insecure.
Lupwayi said: ‘‘We have received about K21 million from Tear Fund which is intended to help affected families buy food. Each family will receive almost K19 000 a month.”
Group village head Gonthaminga said the intervention has arrived at a time many people are facing a bleak food situation following recent floods which affected about 8 000 households in the district.
Meanwhile, US-based Bishop Ronnie Bralsford of the African Methodist Episcopal Church has donated assorted items worth K540 000 to 1 000 households hit by the floods.
Almost 1 075 hectares of rice, maize and cassava were destroyed by the disaster.