AFRICA/MALAWI - There is lack of food, water and health care for the people affected by the floods
Zomba (Agenzia Fides) – In Mwambo, in the district of Zomba, in Malawi, 641 families have been left homeless and their corn plantations have been destroyed caused by the overflowing of the river Phalombe, due to the heavy rains that have been hitting the country. The villages most affected are Group Village Heads Magoli and Kathebwe, along the border between the districts of Zomba and Phalombe, a few kilometers away from lake Chilwa. About 268 acres of corn fields and red pepper have been swept away by the waters that destroyed a dam built last year by local residents to prevent flooding. If it continues to rain the rest of the dam could also collapse. The displaced people have found shelter at the Step to Jesus Church in Zomba. Aid is urgently needed for the victims. There is no health care, drinking water, clothing, bedding and food. The rains have severely damaged areas of Malawi, where three people have died so far in addition to about 5,000 who have lost everything. The government has launched a relief operation to the affected districts distributing food, blankets and plastic sheeting. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 16/01/2013)
- 2015-08-27 - Pope Francis in his encyclical: "We are victims of climate change", says the Archbishop of Blantyre
- 2015-08-18 - A country adrift where frustration among the people rises out of all control
- 2015-07-14 - "We will continue to be poor without a moral transformation", says the Archbishop of Blantyre
- 2015-06-19 - The government spends $ 145 million for a military contract while 400 are needed for flood victims
- 2015-05-29 - A "scary" financial law that aggravates the already difficult conditions of the population
- 2015-05-22 - "Justice and Peace": "The state budget has to give priority to flood victims"
- 2015-05-22 - The Sun Village: center of assistance and support for children in need
- 2015-04-22 - Malawians fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa: "We were chased like dogs"
- 2015-04-01 - The hope of Easter in the poorest Country in the world
- 2015-03-17 - The Church assists 230,000 flood victims