Police Officer, Canadians Bail Out Cyclone Freddy Survivors in Thyolo

We need to render any kind of support - Billy We need to render any kind of support - Billy - pic by Rebecca Kashoti

A police officer for Masambanjati Police Unit, Superintendent Chimwemwe Billy in collaboration with his Canadian friends on Monday donated relief items to survivors of Tropical Cyclone Freddy in the district.

The items which included maize flour and beans were donated to 407 survivors at Mbuyemwana and Chikumba camps in the area of Traditional Authority Changata.

According to Billy, the support has been mobilized by a group called Friends of Malawi based in Canada.

"This is after I sent them pictures on the devastation of the disaster. I am urging well-wishers to render any kind of support to the survivors, since they are in dire need," he appealed.

On his part, Village Headman Chipolonga thanked the grouping.

According to Thyolo District Council, the cyclone has affected over 8, 000 households while about 4, 000 families are in camps, with 16 deaths.

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