Cyclone Sedza to bring more deadly floods: Gift of the Givers sound an appeal for Malawi

A cyclone Sedza is expected to bring more widespread flood to Malawi  which has been hit by floods killing over 200 people and left an estimated 100 000 people homeless in the southern African country.

Widespread floods destroy crops .-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Widespread floods destroy crops .-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Displaced families due to floods in Nsanje.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

Displaced families due to floods in Nsanje.-Photo by Jeromy Kadewere, Nyasa Times

The Met Office has issued warnings of continued rainfalls.

The country is threatened with the cyclone Sedza which will batter the country further.

A South African relief aid team is preparing to travel to Malawi  to help.

Rescue SA’s Ian Scher says his team is well prepared for any situation.

“I believe we will have a lot more work to do,” he said.

Meanwhile relief organisation Gift of the Givers’ Imtiaz Sooliman has appealed to South Africans to make contributions to the thousands of people who are now displaced.

“They can make a cash contribution directly or they can visit the website to donate maize, rice, oil, flour, sugar, tea, water, medication, blankets, linen, nets, towels, school uniforms. Everything has been washed away and school has just started.”

Sooliman says they fear cyclone Sedza will be far more destructive than smaller cyclone Bansi.

“The whole country is praying the cyclone dies before it gets close or changes course or goes somewhere else, otherwise we have a serious problem.”

Sooliman said an eight-member team from his organisation had left for the south to reach areas more than 100km away from Blantyre.

The distribution of aid parcels will take place in Chikwana, Nsanje, Mangochi, Machinga, Balaka, Zomba, Phalombe and Mulanje.

Sooliman said Malawi was probably facing the “greatest flood disaster in the history of its existence”.

President Peter Mutharika visited victims in central and southern Malawi on Friday and called for international assistance.

“Malawi alone cannot cope with the disaster,” Mutharika said.

 

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mangoni
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Inu osamanamiza anthu. Fact. There is no Tropical Cyclone by the name Sedza. Unless if you wanted to write Cheza which is already gone a few days ago. You are creating unnecessary panic among Malawians. Tamafunsani kaye musanalembe News kwa anuwake ankhani zimenezi

stephen zeka kaunga
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Lets pray to our father in heaven to stop disaster and stay as we was because is only one who forgive our sins… look people are strungling no place to stay, foods, cloth and many more.. Tatiyeni tizipemphala kwambiri chifukwa iyeyo ndiye mlengi waziko lapasi komaso chilichose mwini wake ndi iyeyo. palibe vuto mzina la mbuye chilichose chimatheka nda mbuye

Yahudah
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Exodus 20:3
You have no gods against My face.

Psalm 68:4
Sing to the father, sing praises to His Name raise up a highway for him who rides through the heavens by His Name YAH.

Exodus 23:13
And in all that I have said to you take heed. And make no mention of the name of The Gods, let it not be heard from your mouth.

Deuteronomy 16:20
Follow righteousness, righteousness alone, so that you live and inherit the land which YAH your Power is giving you.

Bwantasa Gomdwe
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You can bring food and everything yo these people but noone is bringing to them the word of God which the word of life. The word can console and gives strength and courage during catastrophic times like this. Where is the church to take charge of this opportunity. Many people would know Jesus Christ during this period. In Nsanje the people worship M’bona as their god to bring rains and other things. Why should God who is none like mbona feel mercy on these people if they cannot repent. Unless they turn to GOD He will also return to them.… Read more »
Renee
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Amen!

glorymakina
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Lord Jesus christ, forgive my nation Malawi. Really we have done corruptly.Bend down and watch how your children suffered. Show us your mercy and turn this disaster into ablessing. Malawi ,Mozambique and Madagascar needs u. Hear my voice öf prayer and act in Jesus name. amen and amen

sapitwa
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Imwe jehova chiuta withu kuchanya timveleni chisoni

munyamala nyapapi
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pliz GOD help us, ngati ijayo mukuti yachepa nanga sadza titani naye ife a Malawi?

Denkhule
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Only prayers will change the situation. Let us repent from our sins and God is ready to forgive us.Numbers chapter 23 vs 19.

Tikondane Kaye
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Ife tomwe titukwanane, tinyozane, tikhalire kulozana mitundu, tikhalire kuwuza ena kuti Mulungu anawalenga monyansa nkhope. Ife tomwe tipemphele Mlengi yomweyo atipulumuse kunyengo yoopsyayi. Ine ndikuwona kuti tisankhe chimodzi. Kusakaniza AMBUYE amakana.

Yahudah
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Deuteronomy 31:16-17 And YAH said to moses, see, you are about to sleep with your fathers. And this people shall rise and sin after the gods of the stranger of the land into the midst of which they shall enter, and forget YAH and break YAH covenant which YAH made with them.17 “then my anger shall burn against them in that day, I shall forget them and hide my face from them, and they shall be destroyed. And many evils and distresses shall come upon them, and it shall be said in that day, Is it not because our Power… Read more »
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