Emergency Relief Fund
The donations given to this fund are going to Malawi Disaster Relief.
Many of you will have heard about the devastating rains in southern Africa these past 2 weeks which has caused enormous damage across the countries of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
SIM Malawi is therefore now working with church and para-church partners to bring some much needed relief to victims of recent storms and floods in southern parts of the country. There are currently 34 camps in Chikhwawa District, alone, in which people from around 16,000 displaced households are being sheltered. SIM Malawi, with the help of one of its partners, will begin by providing aid, with some existing funds, in the form of food parcels to one of the smaller camps in the Chikhwawa district which has 218 displaced households.
“Whilst we need to look at the immediate future, there is a longer-term problem, as it is expected that much of the maize crop in the south of the country, which was soon due to be harvested, will have been destroyed or severely damaged,” said Mike Hammond, Country Director. “This will bring a potentially greater problem later in the year but for now we are looking to help people in their immediate need.”