Nsanje flood victims fear for sexual harassment: Men and women sleep in one tent  

Flood victims who are camping at Nyachikadza camp in the area of traditional authority Ndamera in Nsanje district are bemoaning lack of privacy as men and women are sleeping in same tents,  a situation they say is likely to put them at a risk of sexual harassment.

Flood vicitms, mena dn women are sleeping together

Flood vicitms, mena dn women are sleeping together

Camp Manager Paul Khembo  confirmed the development and said the situation is because of the insufficient tents as the camp has only 4 tents against 6,900 people.

He said several attempts to press the authorities for more tents have not been fruitful.

Assistant District disaster risk management officer Hamphrey Magalasi told a local radio that he was not aware of the development at Nyachikadza Camp but he said agreed that the district has inadequate tents.

“The few tents we are receiving are being given to those who are camping in schools so that they can move away from school blocks they are occupying to avoid disruption of learning in the schools,” said Magalasi.

However many organizations that are providing relief items to those in camps do not include the tents.

Although this year’s floods are record-breaking, it is likely that this will not be the last.

“We are talking about climate extremes and definitely we are going to see a lot more intense rainfall, more floods, more drought, especially in the parts of Africa where the capacity to build resilience is not available,” says Elina Kululanga from the department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services in Malawi.

She adds, “The damage caused itself shows just how costly floods can be if climate change is not mainstreamed in our planning processes.”

Malawi’s President  Peter Mutharika has estimated losses of up to 54 million US$, and predicts that the country will likely miss the 5.8 percent economic growth forecast this year – a bitter and unfair blow for one of the world’s poorest nations.

Meanwhile, Parliament which resumed sitting in the capital Lilongwe on Monday February  will also discuss the recent tragedy resulting from the floods in which more than 180 people have died with over 200 000 displaced, among other agenda items.

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15 thoughts on “Nsanje flood victims fear for sexual harassment: Men and women sleep in one tent  ”

  1. mosioatunga mosioatunga says:

    self control please.

  2. patrick Chikapaza says:

    The government is trying to the best.

  3. Malindima says:

    At a situation like this do you sleep naked really? Shout out loud if a man advances to rape you or touch you.In times like these, expect anything please. If you said men and women are using the same bathrooms then yes, this could have been too much!

  4. Kodi chithandizo chose chimene chikupelekedwa ,athu zowona angakhale mothinana chomwechi?

  5. g. kwanje says:

    Abale panthwawi ya mavuto sipopangila ndale. mavoti ndi kusefukira kwa madzi zifanana bwanji?? ngati tili ndi mitima ya umunthu tiyeni tingogwirana manjakuti anzatuwoo apedze ntenderee

  6. chosatheka says:


  7. WINB says:

    who harasses who???

  8. WINB says:

    who harasses who??? honestly, tiz a challenging situation coz szoona kt mphongo izivula pamaso pa mkazi wa eni…..

  9. mtima wa nyani says:

    guys we need plan of of this flood victims in place. and stop posting picters. there is loads of money that has poured into this – and none in place of wats going on than this issue. onetsani anthu atavala zovala zopgailidwazo. ma blanket and food, meean while our kids aint using the classrooms as they are occupied. strategy ya ma tent, ma builder tidikile a ku CHINA- SHAME OUR LEADERS- BASI KUMANGOKANILILILA MMA SUIT, MWATANGANIDWA KUNYEMA MA BILLIONS A FLOOD AID MONEY

  10. Rashid says:

    Pepa Malawi wanga. Lets pray hard God will help us. Nanga titani poti tatani kale…..

  11. Alick banda says:

    When the gov says let’s move away from such areas,obey it to prevent such occurence.

  12. Nyini siyiwawa. says:

    My brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen:it is so embarrassing, so dishonesty and unfair and lack of piety.why the people responsible on this are not hastening for the priority that has to do with humaty??why the government is not sending its menin all dicstricts that have affected by the floods for supervision??why the responsible men are not hasten to make reports the management manager of disasters??why they are just looking on??why they are so slow to extirpate what seem to be hard to the victims first??how much money have been and is being donated on this??the president what are you doing with the money???take care we are watching what is happening on the ground . let’s wait and see . eventually don’t blame any body, blame yourself of your mismanagement.

  13. Zanga Phee! says:

    Sometimes i ask my self where is the love?there is noway the place visited by the head of state i don’t think they could have such a problem,Yo! my poor Malawi fifty years of independence Something fishy here you will agree with me when it stop raining lots has been siphoned here.See my name.

  14. Kamba Nkuzi says:

    what about those tents from Zambia? surely, someone will make money especialy weeding functions-malawi ndi wa tsoka basi.

  15. Hold up your emotions !

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