Some flood survivors in Nsanje have dared authorities to swiftly come to their rescue by providing them food stuffs and inputs for winter cropping, saying they are facing acute food shortages.
Police in Nsanje have registered a 4.12 percent increase in criminal cases from January to June this year compared to last year within the same period.
United Women has implored stakeholders in the country to commit more funding towards the fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) saying there is a lot more work to be done if the country is to achieve desirable results.
A Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) has been commissioned at Bangula in the flood prone Shire Valley, authorities say the facility is critical in saving lives and fast-tracking response during natural disasters.
Government through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) has pumped in K371 million for construction of a flood survivors’ evacuation center at Mchacha James in the area of Traditional Authority Mlolo in Nsanje.
Access to safe drinking water is a nightmare in Nyowani village, Traditional Authority Mbenje in Nsanje district as villagers are drinking unsafe water from a well about a year after their only borehole broke down.
The Ministry of Health remains mum as to when exactly the second dose of an Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) would be administered.
Communities in the area of Traditional Authority Mlolo in Nsanje have lamented what they call security lapses in the area.
Nsanje District’s Acting Director of Health and Social Services, Dr. Gilbert Chapweteka, says there is a huge decline in the number of cholera cases being recorded having registered only two cases in the past week.