Tropical Storm Ana made landfall in Malawi in the last few days and has caused widespread damage and devastation in the central and southern region of the country. The President announced a state of national emergency and has called on government and NGOs to support affected communities so that they can rebuild their lives.
The tropical storm Ana may have passed, but the destruction sadly has not, and will be felt by some time for Malawians. An estimated 22,364 people across the affected regions are now displaced and have been occupying temporary camps set up by NGOs, leaving them in abject poverty as food and clean water is scarce among the devastation.
Our team on the ground in Malawi have been closely monitoring the situation and identifying ways we can help problems caused by the storm. We are putting together essential supplies to contribute to the humanitarian effort which include water chlorination and non-perishable food items. These supplies will be delivered to across the southern districts of Phalombe and Chikwawa, where there are 46 camps with more than 11,000 internally displaced persons residing in them.
If you can help us deliver life-saving essentials to displaced Malawians due to tropical storm Ana, please click here to make a donation to the relief effort.