World Food Programme (WFP) and World Vision Malawi have supported 35 299 households affected by Tropical Storm Ana in Chikwawa District with cash to help them recover from their loss.
Each household has received a once-off cash amounting to K18 000.
Speaking on Friday during the cash disbursement, WFP acting head of Blantyre office Elton Mgalamadzi said the storm affected people’s livelihoods.
He said: “This programme is also implemented in Phalombe and Nsanje where we are also providing emergency school feed, early recovery assistance and logistics support.
“The once-off cash response will target about 260 000 people in Phalombe, Mulanje and Chikwawa while the emergency school response targets 78 000 children in schools affected by floods and not covered by the regular school-feeding programme.”
World Vision Malawi Chikwawa district coordinator Mark Alan said they are running a campaign in conjunction with the district council, asking people in flood-prone areas to relocate to higher ground.
One of the survivors, Watson Solobala, appealed to other well-wishers to help them with resources to reconstruct their homes.
In January this year, Tropical Storm Ana affected 17 districts in the country, causing floods that killed and displaced people. The floods also destroyed infrastructure such as roads and electricity poles and washed away crops.