Oxfam Malawi Targets 15, 500 TCF Survivors in 3 Districts

Mihowa (right) Mihowa (right) - pic by Ronnex Chiwanda

Oxfam-Malawi has rolled out its first Tropical Cyclone Freddy humanitarian response targeting 15,500 households in three districts of Phalombe, Nsanje and Chikwawa with unconditional multipurpose cash transfer to the families.

Country Director for Oxfam, Lingalireni Mihowa says the targeted households will receive K50,000 each to enable them buy food.

Mihowa added that the humanitarian support also include; distribution of wrappers, water, hygiene and sanitation utensils to prevent the spread of water borne diseases among the affected households.

"We have committed K210 million for humanitarian response in Phalombe targeting more 3000 households," said Mihowa.

She said this Friday at Migowi Primary School evacuation camp in Phalombe.

One of the Tropical cyclone Freddy survivors, Zitha Nkhwanje, described the support as timely.

Nkhwanje said lack of food at the camp is making life hard for survivors.

On her part, Group Village Headman Garnet warned survivors to put to good use the support which government and organizations are donating.

According to Phalombe district council update on the disaster, over 60 people have been confirmed dead with 211 missing in the district.

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