Oxfam donates K30m worth items to Malawi flood victims

Oxfam has donated assorted items worthy K30 million to flood survivors in Mulanje. Among the items, there were Water guard, buckets and Sanitary parks for women.

Oxfam giving out the items

Oxfam giving out the items

Oxfam giving out the items

Oxfam giving out the items

Oxfam Humanitarian Coordinator Agness Banda said the donation is part of  a 200 million Water Sanitation and hygiene program the organization has embarked on to enhance hygiene in the areas affected.

“During the period of floods, water borne diseases are usually rampant and this is one way to make sure that those who are displaced by the floods are protected,” he said.

Over 4 thousand families affected by heavy rains in Mulanje district are  at risk of contracting water borne diseases, health officials have confirmed.

This follows blockage and contamination of water sources by flooding waters from the heavy rains.

A media tour conducted by Charity organization OXFAM at Nthulu, Nokwe and Kambenje areas in the district disclosed  most people  are still seeking refuge in primary schools after their houses were damaged by heavy rains.

The schools are usually clouded by people and  rainfall remains the major source of clean water in the camps.

Experts have warned this development places the people at high risk of contracting various water borne diseases such as Cholera.

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Malawi needs an established Centralised Disaster Management Unit where donations in goods and cash and also other organisations must be directed. The Unit must have a budget and an account when people of good will must donated when rain or sunshine. This unit will safeguard unused facilities etc


The name OxFam is very misleading, it can’t be for a charity organisation. I thought it is a large scale farming organisation and I was very impressed when I first read the headline but alas.


We shouldn’t wait for disasters to happen inorder to assist our brothers and sisters. lets create a week every year where people can donate and share and let’s have institutions to manage and distribute the items,we can touch and reach out to many. see how many clothes we keep in our warddropes, food we waste, blankets we don’t use. let’s develop a culture a national policy.


And Oxfam yagawa zinthuzo pamene ku Lilongwe (achina Getu ndi anzake) agundika kumajambulana zinthunzi pamene anthu akufa ndi njala uko (13 days without food).

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