CARD Tips TCF Survivors on Prudent Use of Support
Churches Action in Relief Development (CARD) has challenged Tropical Cyclone Freddy survivors in Phalombe to ensure that recovery relief packages that development partners and the government are donating should be used for the intended purpose.
Project Officer for CARD, Charles Msowoya, told Zodiak Online on Tuesday that schools will be opening soon and survivors need to create space in schools that are currently used as camps; hence, the call to use the packages prudently once leaving the camps.
Msowoya said the organization is committed to ensuring that survivors of Tropical Cyclone Freddy are reached with adequate support to ease the challenges they are facing in evacuation camps.
“Schools will be opening soon and the items which we have donated will help survivors to lean on once they returned to their respective homes to recover fully,” he said.
He made the remarks after reaching out to 900 households at Mambala and Longwe evacuation camps in Phalombe.
Msowoya disclosed that the organization will support survivors under Group Village Headman Sunganinzeru in Mulanje and Nazombe in Phalombe districts with a once-off cash distribution of K25, 000.000 to each household.
One of the beneficiaries, Joyce Biziwick, has described the support as timely, adding she lost everything following floods that swept the area.
She has however appealed to other organizations to borrow a leaf from CARD, saying people affected by the devastating effects of Tropical Cyclone Freddy Biziwick are in dire need of support to recover fully.
Some of the items donated include; kitchen utensils, soap, Likuni Phala for under-five households, water guard, and mosquito nets.
CARD is supporting survivors of Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Phalombe and Mulanje districts with funding from Christian Aid to the tune of K180 million.