8 April, 2019 is listed on unforgettable days for Patricia Million’s life. It is a day Million and her fellow members of community in Robert village, Traditional Authority Lundu in Chikwawa district witnessed one of worst natural disasters ever hit the area.
Hunger is reported to have hit hard some parts of Chikwawa as communities are surviving on Mango and Ziziphus Mauritiana fruits.
As effects of climate change continue to haunt people, authorities in Phalombe have expressed worry over lack of interest by people living in flood prone areas to access safer house construction guidelines when constructing their houses.
A humanitarian organization, Habitat for Humanity Malawi, says it will construct 380 disaster resilient houses for people whose houses were affected by the Cyclone Idai in two districts.
Some irrigation farmers in the country say they are optimistic that refurbishment of irrigation schemes which were damaged by the March 2019 Cyclone Idai will boost their socio-economic status.
When Tropical Cyclone Idai hit the southern part of Africa in 2019, the ultra-poor in Malawi, just like any other hard hit regional country, needed a beating heart to keep their lives going.
The World bank has tipped Malawi government to create a good relationship with the private sector as one way of enhancing the country’s economic growth.
China has provided Malawi about 750 million kwacha to aid families recovering from effects of the March 2019 floods.
President Peter Mutharika says Malawi requires around $375m for its Climate Change recovery.
Outgoing Japanese envoy to Malawi, Kae Yanagasawa, has told authorities in Malawi to stop waiting for natural disasters to strike first but work on preparedness to mitigate impact.