Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has pleaded with government and the donor community to continue provide the basic necessities families affected by floods in the country until the next growing season.
National Chairperson for MAM, Sheikh Muhammad Idrissa, made the appeal when he visited and cheered families devastated by floods at Nkhungubwe Evacuation Camp in Traditional Authority Ngowi in Chikwawa district.
Sheikh Muhammad observed that flood victims still need more support as they lost their basic amenities including their houses and everything which were making their life worth living.
“As you aware that during such times you only fight to rescue your life and if one managed to pick a baby was just by the grace of Allah (God),” Sheikh Muhammad said.
The Chairperson however said the victims need spiritual, psychological and material support hence he has engaged himself in a national wide tour visiting and cheering the victims.
He said it is the duty of his organization to ensure that under privileged communities are taken care of, adding that it is through such outreach and charity works rendered them, the word of inspiration can be shared among the communities.
Sheikh Muhammad further said his organization will continue providing support to affected families to ease challenges they are going through and making sure they become economically independent.
“As the mother body of Muslims, we carry out charity activities and we target the needy regardless of their political and religious affiliations, hence we will continue supporting our friends who were affected by floods to the next growing season,” the Chairperson assured the gathering at Nkhungubwe.
On this note, MAM Chairperson said his organization has plans of providing the victims with other materials as government is intending to reallocate them in other designated places.
“Muslim Association of Malawi has already sourced funds to purchase other basic utensil like hoes, axes, sickle, panga knives and plastic papers to assist in recovering from the pinch of the disasters as they are being reallocated in designated areas. We also intending to provide with them farm input facilities such as seeds and fertilizers to be used in winter cropping,” he added.
With financial support from the State of Kuwait through the African Continent Committee, MAM has already reached out with various relief item to flood victims in the districts of Salima, Mangochi, Mulanje, Phalombe, Zomba, Chiradzulu, Chikwawa and Nsanje.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :