Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mutharika declares ten districts 'disaster areas' as 23,000 Malawians are displaced by floods

The entire southern Lower Shire Valley bordering Mozambique has also been declared a 'disaster area'. Vice President Saulos Chilima, government officials and journalists Tuesday aborted a planned tour to inspect the effects of the damage in the valley because the military helicopter could not fly due to bad weather.

Mutharika appealed to the international community and NGOs to assist the flood victims. He said at least 23, 000 people have been made homeless following the flooding. He said the displaced people immediately need temporary shelter, food, medicine and clothing.
"Government alone cannot afford so I appeal to the international community for urgent assistance," he said.
Over 20 people across the country have died following the flooding.-maravipost




Mutharika declares ten districts 'disaster areas' as 23,000 Malawians are displaced by floods: Mutharika declares ten districts 'disaster areas' as 23,000 Malawians are displaced by floods

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