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MRCS completes Cyclone Freddy recovery phase with 136 new houses

Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) has completed the recovery phase of its response to the Tropical Cyclone Freddy after constructing 136 multi-hazard resilient houses for some of the affected communities.

Speaking after a tour of some of the houses in the districts, Felix Washon, Communication Specialist for MRCS, said the houses have been constructed at a cost of  K1.2 billion, with support from donors and partners.

Some of the beneficiaries, Fagesi Chiwaula from Nchenga Village  in Phalombe and Margret Linje from Chemusa Village in Chiradzulu, have expressed gratitude to MRCS for the houses, pointing out that they feel much safer and at peace.

Apart from the two districts, MRCS has also constructed houses in Mulanje, Blantyre, and Zomba.

It has also disbursed social cash transfer amounting to K2.2 billion to people who were affected by the cyclone and also distributed 500 goats to 100 affected families as they are settling in.

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