Phalombe flood victims get more from Asian Muslims Relief Aid

Over 6,000 people directly affected by floods in the area of traditional authority Kaduya in Malawi’s southern district of Phalombe  on Sunday received packs of relief items from a local charity Asian Muslims Relief Aid (Amra) as part of the organisation’s effort to alleviate the suffering of flood victims in most parts of the country.

Woman receiving her share

Woman receiving her share

Flood victims were also give K2,000 as they recieved the pack

Flood victims were also give K2,000 as they recieved the pack

The donations came few days after the charity donated another relief aid to other families affected by the floods in the same district.

A representative of Amra, Abbas Panjwane told journalists at Nasiyaya Primary School  after the donation that the Sunday’s exercise was a small part of K300 million the organization  has realized through donors for the relief effort.

“On this specific distribution we have got 1,100 packs. Each pack is sufficient for a family of five and above, so you are looking at targeting 6,000 people. This is the part of K300 million realize through donors for the effort,” said Panjwane.

He said the organization has so far distributed 7,000  packs throughout Phalombe, 1000 has been distributed in Mangochi and other packs have been distributed in Nchalo.

The relief pack consists of 10kg maize flour, 1 roll of black sheeting, 2kg maize seed, 25 water guard water purification sachets, 1 blanket, kitchen utensils consisting of 7 plates, 7 mugs, 7 spoons, 7 ndiwo (relish) plates,  book,  2 packets of soya pieces,  1 mosquito net,  1 plastic Bucket and 1 plastic basin.

Panjwane said although the large chunk of the funds is from local donors, Amra is also working with other international charities in the effort.

For example representatives of the South Africa-based charity Polokwane Muslim Trust Fund and a UK-based charity Drop of Compassion, demonstrated their support towards the relief efforton Sunday.

Omar Ismael of Drop of Hope told journalists that the charity contributed about 35, 000 GBP and that they will continue to pump more money into the initiative.

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15 thoughts on “Phalombe flood victims get more from Asian Muslims Relief Aid”

  1. Andrew Cole says:

    The true tragedy is that Malawi will always need to beg for aid – just as it has in the past. As long as there is no discipline and the enactment of laws which penalize destruction of the environment, these kinds of crises are destined to continue. Couple this with the failing infrastructure – lack of running water in the cities and intermittent electricity and you have a recipe for total disaster. This is a cultural issue wherein for whatever reason, Malawians break or destroy everything they can get their hands on. We were donors to Malawi for many years but after cash gate and other failures, we now focus our aid on Zambia and Mozambique.

  2. fkr says:

    You know i think Andrew Cole has a point. If these disasters are man made and a result of our own problem in US destroying the enviroment then when this is going to be a continual problem. People have to take responsibility for what they are doing and bare the consequences for their actions. Also is God not telling us something. Maybe he sending a warning to what will happen if we continue destroying the enviroment?

  3. sabiti says:

    May Allah reward these pple abandantly

  4. Tiyanjane says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Malawi envoy to RSA Miss Ndau and a Mr. Singini who is chairing the floods comtee in RSA have just had a lively interview with SABC. The two were well prepared with facts on the situation back home. The interviewer also did an excellent mind-catching appeal for us. Thank you all three

  5. Ineyo says:

    “another relief aid”?

  6. Thank our friends I Salyut you Muslims for the donations lets not rely on government only and being evil government they are there to still not to help malawians.

  7. Hastings says:

    Haha. Paster, your concern is noted. However this form of relief is given directly in to the hands of the individual villager, unlike other forms which go through formal bureaucratic channels.

  8. EDSON JOWELO says:

    A BUTAO NDINU OPUSA BWANJI OSAKOKOMENTA ZIMENE MWAWERENGA BWANJI PALI ZONKHUDZA PITALA APA UCHITSIRU KUCHENJERA KOPUSA MWAMVA

  9. Benedicto Ngwira says:

    The money will reach the victims

  10. jokujoku says:

    Let’s borrow a good leaf from our Muslim brethrens for a direct donations to the victims. Keep on moving as Islam is indeed for TOTAL SUBMISSION TO THE WILL OF ALLAH as you always say

  11. Mlolo says:

    Very organised indeed without politicising.

  12. samarakwa says:

    Why involving the President on donation things?Leave the APM and Mulakho alone brother

  13. Andrew Cole says:

    Frankly, we have no empathy for the Malawians impacted by the flooding. This is a direct consequence of the complete deforestation throughout the country. As one of the former donor organizations for Malawi, we raised the alarm about the lack of governmental action to stop the deforestation and provided Lilongwe with several studies showing the disastrous effects in the event that the country experienced significant rainfall. So Malawi – have at it. You deserve what you’re getting and are destined to be a complete disaster area into perpetuity because you destroy everything.

  14. Paster Butao says:

    Organized and transparent, APM and his Mulakho will eat all the donor money, nothing will reach the victims. To our muslim brothers, thank you.

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