World Vision bails out flood victims

Written by  Geoffrey Chinawa

World Vision Malawi has bailed out 210 flood affected families in Neno.

The torrential rains have left many families homeless The torrential rains have left many families homeless

Speaking after making the donation to the families,  National Director for World Vision Malawi, Hazel Nyathi said they have set aside money to alleviate the suffering of the disaster stricken families.


Speaking during the handover ceremony at Wayiyatsa CBCC where some of the affected households are seeking shelter, Nyathi commended the country’s President for declaring a national disaster in the affected districts. The National Director said the declaration by President Mutharika has eased their work of soliciting relief items.


Meanwhile World Vision has made a commitment to intervene with relief items in all areas they are working in.


“In all areas we have projects we are going to support affected people in those areas with relief items," said Nyathi.


Speaking after receiving her relief package comprised of Maize flour, soya pieces and water bucket, Mary John hailed World Vision for the help which she described as timely.


Commenting on the gesture by the organisation, monitoring and evaluation officer for Neno District Council Brighton Binga said a lot of families in the district are destitutes following the heavy rains.


“The situation is bad here; others even lost their lives due to the disaster. As the council now is continuing assessing the extent of the damage as we are also helping with relief items,” said Binga.


Last week the country received persistent rains that have wrecked havoc in many districts of the country mainly in the Southern region.


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