Oxfam says More Support Needed for TCF response

 Ravon interacting with a beneficiary Ravon interacting with a beneficiary - pic by Ronnex Chiwanda

Oxfam Canada Chief Executive Director Lauren Ravon, says there is need of more support for people affected by the Tropical Cyclone Freddy (TCF) to aid them recover from the effects of the disaster which hit the southern region districts early this year.

Ravon notes that most houses are yet to be rebuilt and that the affected people are still facing hunger hence commit to mobilize resources towards the support of the survivors.

She made the remarks Friday in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Chiwalo in Phalombe district after appreciating initiatives Oxfam Malawi through CADECOM is implementing to assist survivors recover from the shock.

"Oxfam will continue mobilizing resources for the  response initiatives,  My visit to the southern part of Malawi was to appreciate the impact of the cyclone Freddy so, " said Ravon.

She said survivors of the cyclone need to construct resilient houses and venture into winter farming so that they can have  adequate food until the next harvesting season.

Zione Mahata, a beneficiary of  a pilot project dubbed "Unblocked Cash model", hailed the organization for the timely response of providing food.

However, Mahata, appealed for the extension of the project which cushioned her from the effects of cyclone.

According to Oxfam Malawi, through the UBC project, 450 families (2,250 people) were supported with unconditional vouchers for  food assistance.

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