Early last week, a tropical disturbance over Mozambique brought heavy rains and flooding to parts of southern Malawi. Thirteen districts have been severely impacted by the deluge, which has damaged infrastructure and affected electricity and water supplies. Water sources have been contaminated and water-borne diseases, as well as cholera and malaria outbreaks, are posing serious health risks.
Dozens of people have died and hundreds of thousands have been impacted. The number of people in need continues to rise. Please continue to keep the people and communities in southern Malawi in your prayers.
PWS&D is in close contact with partners in the affected area who are monitoring the situation and coordinating a response. PWS&D will continue to work with local communities to assess damage and meet the most immediate needs.
ACT Alliance members in Malawi have identified food security, nutrition, psychosocial support, and water and sanitation as the priority areas of need.
International Ministries staff, the Rev. Dr. Blair and Vivian Bertrand, are serving in southern Malawi and providing updates on the situation.
PWS&D is accepting donations to help bring relief to those suffering in the wake of flooding.
You can make a donation to PWS&D through your church, mail a cheque to the office, donate online or call 1-800-619-7301 x 291. Please mark donations as “Malawi floods.”