Over 16,200 Disaster Displaced Households in Need of Shelter Support

Following the heavy rains that Malawi experienced from January, 2020 to date, some parts of Malawi experienced flash floods and heavy winds during the period. Some of the affected districts include Chikwawa, Nsanje, Nkhota Kota, Phalombe and Lilongwe. Preliminary reports indicate that 16,200 Households (81,000) were affected by these floods, and heavy winds. The disaster completely destroyed some of the houses while others partially damaged of which the damage include roofs being blown off and partial wall damages.

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To ensure that no family goes without shelter after disaster, Habitat for Humanity Malawi has been reaching out to its partners to assist the affected families. Shelter Box which is one of its partners arrived in Malawi to carry out the assessments on the impact of the disasters on the communities.