Britain increases Malawi support to flood victims

Britain has increased its funding to Malawi response t o provide more food, blankets and essential supplies for the thousands of people who have lost their homes due to the floods in Malawi.

Justine Greening: UK steps up support to victims of Malawi floods

Justine Greening: UK steps up support to victims of Malawi floods

UK’s International Development Secretary Justine Greening  announced on Thursday that the increase of the support  will include food for 370,000 people and improved access to water and sanitation for 34,000 people to prevent the spread of disease.

The Department for International Development (DFID)’s £4.1 million funding is also supporting early recovery efforts to enable people to rebuild their livelihoods which have been devastated by the floods.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in Malawi due to the floods. The UK has been quick off the mark to deliver emergency aid so that food, cook stoves and other vital supplies are getting through to families who have had to leave their homes and belongings,” said Justine Greening MP.

He said Britain is also “working hard”  to enable families displaced by the floods who are currently living in camps “to return home as the water subsides, to rebuild their homes and replant the crops Malawians have lost.”

Greening said the UK is working with UNICEF, World Food Programme, Concern Universal, GOAL Malawi and other international NGOs  to ensure that support reaches those that need it most, in line with the Government of Malawi’s Preliminary Response Plan.

In addition, the UK  said it is monitoring the situation on the ground so that it can respond to possible disease outbreaks.

DFID said the funding is coming from its “existing budget for Malawi without affecting activity in other programmes.”

The UK has now allocated a total of £7.5 million to support disaster relief efforts in Malawi.

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Aid that comes in this way allows a lot of monies go back to the Britons pockets.

Michael Gundaphiri, Age 27

Wake up Malawi , account for every coin as we still have baskets full of dirty linen to wash, cashgate has costed us alot. So lets come out clean & show that we are realy serious. Thank u our donors.


Britain should come forward to build the damaged infrastructure, even if it means you managing the resources. We need bridges at Chiromo and road maintenance in most parts

This is really great, but are they going to be doing the same every year? In as much as we appreaciate, let the teach the Malawian’s to fish. We are aware that this used not to happen in the 1970’s; 1980’s till democracy came in. They assisted us to learn what democracy is all about. They should also tell the Malawian politicians to have the political will of caring for trees. Where is the Ndirande Forest? Where is the Soche Forest? Where are the trees at ITG in Limbe and all over Malawi. Is this not happening because of overcutting… Read more »

Hypocritical is the word

yah i really support that foreign support is too little and let these foreign aid resume as people are deeply suffering, i beg to move

the foreign assistance is too little

this assistance is quite in comparison the way they respond in other countries with the same magnititude of crisis. Malawi must learn to stand alone economically and stop begging from these whites. A begger will never be respected at all

timothy mandambwe

God Bless.

Thitherward Wendo

While disaster relief is always gratefully received, projects aimed at disaster prevention are more effective.

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