Don't Lose Hope, APAS Tells Freddy Survivors 

Banda handing over some items to a survivor Banda handing over some items to a survivor - pic by Ronnex Chiwanda
The Africa Project against Suicide (APAS) has challenged Tropical Cyclone Freddy survivors that there is hope after the devastating effects of floods which disrupted their livelihoods.
APAS Deputy National Coordinator, Jimmy Banda, has told Zodiak Online on Sunday that the survivors need to have positive thoughts arguing despite that floods damaged their property and killed their relatives, survivors should not think of committing suicide. 
Banda said the organization will soon start interacting with survivors of Tropical Cyclone Freddy-induced floods in some districts to instill positive thoughts.
He spoke this at  Changa Primary School camp in Phalombe where the organization interacted with people and donated food and nonfood items valued at K700,000.00
Group Village Headman Maoni has lauded the organization for the timely support, adding people living in camps are facing numerous challenges such as lack of food.
Maoni asked the government and non,-governmental organizations to support them with farm inputs so that they can venture into winter cropping.
According to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA), to date, 679 people have been confirmed dead and 537 are still missing with property worth millions of Malawi Kwacha destroyed by floods.
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