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Alfred Guta

Alfred Guta

Norwegian Church Aid and DanChurchAid Country Director, Håvard Hovdhaugen, has moved in to the defence of the country's NGO sector amid concerns that it is not transparent enough in its undertakings.

Thousands of survivors of cyclone-Ana induced floods in Nsanje and Chikwawa districts are struggling to rebuild their lives as many are still in dire need of support.

The World Bank has pumped over K200 million into a solar powered a water supply scheme at Chididi in the area of Senior Chief Malemia in Nsanje in a drive to improve access to safe drinking water.

A nutrition assessment of under 5 children in flood survivors camps in the area of Traditional Authority Ndamera in Nsanje has revealed that over 100 children out of 419 were found to be moderately malnourished.

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) has appealed to flood survivors who are still in the camps in the Shire Valley to move back to their homes for reconstruction.

Nsanje's Nyanthepa Community Radio (NCR) on Wednesday bailed out 30 orphans and vulnerable learners in the district by providing them school uniform.

Parents and guardians whose children are on Anti Retro-viral Therapy (ART) in Nsanje, are now able to demand various HIV services from the district's ART providers.

Police in Nsanje have arrested a boy aged 15 for allegedly killing his age mate after the two picked a quarrel.

The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change, Yanira Mtupanyama, says more action is required on environmental management if the country is to make headway in mitigating disaster effects.

Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) in partnership with Trocaire has provided K27 million to over 1, 000 households hit by tropical storms in the area of Traditional Authority Mbenje in Nsanje.

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