Kuwait Red Crescent gives Humanitarian Aid to 1772 affected households, Pledges more support

Following the heavy rains that started on 3rd to 9th March 2019, which resulted into flooding in the 15 southern districts of Malawi, affecting 840,000 people, displacing over 94,000 people and left 56 people dead, Kuwait Red Crescent Society donated Humanitarian assistance worthy 74 Million kwacha to Malawi Red Cross Society to help the affected communities.

Speaking in an interview after witnessing the distribution of relief items in Nsanje and Chikwawa on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, team leader of a four-member delegation from Kuwait Red Crescent, Yousef Alnajjar said the delegation was happy to see that the donation they gave to Malawi Red Cross had reached the intended beneficiaries. He said the people of Kuwait were touched by the flooding situation that left 56 people dead. He advised the beneficiaries to put the items they received to good use.

Secretary General for Malawi Red Cross Mr. McBain Kanongodza thanked Kuwait Red Crescent for the support. He said the donation came at the right time when the displaced people had just returned to their villages. Kanongodza thanked the affected people for making a decision to move away from the low laying areas to the higher areas where they will not be affected by the floods again.

A set of 3 pots, Maize flour, Cooking oil, Bathing soap, Laundry soap, Kitchen salt, and a Hoe and a plastic sheet, are some of the materials that were donated to 1772 households at Nyachirenda in Nsanje and at Matelekera and Linga in Chikwawa district. Development Aid from people to people (DAPP) joined in the good course by providing a pack of 20 pieces of clothes.

As MRCS enters into recovery phase of the 2019 disaster response, Kuwait Red Crescent Society has pledged for more support in the areas provision of safe and clean water and Shelter.

District commissioner for Nsanje district Mr. Michael Chimbalanga applauded Kuwait Red Crescent for the donation. He appealed to other well-wishers to support the affected communities as there are still more gaps that need support.