In a bid to restore hope in the lives of people who were affected by floods in the Lower Shire district of Nsanje, Care Malawi says it is geared to provide the flood victims with over 2,000 shelters.
This was disclosed in Lilongwe recently when CARE Malawi received a consignment of Shelter Kits with funding from the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department of the European Commission (ECHO).
The kits are a first installment of shelter and non-food items being procured by CARE with a €200,000 grant from (ECHO) to ensure that most vulnerable among the flood affected families have dignified temporary shelter as they begin to rebuild their lives after the devastation of the floods.
Speaking after receiving the kits at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), CARE Malawi Country Director Michael Rewald said he is gratitude with the assistance rendered by European Commission.
CARE Malawi Media Relations and Communications Officer Innocent Mbvundula, in a statement said CARE Malawi has so far raised more than US $1.1 million in cash and in-kind contributions to the relief effort which began in January 2015 in the aftermath of the floods that caused extensive damage to several communities and displaced thousands of people in almost 15 districts.
CARE is working in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and in coordination with the Shelter Cluster at national and district levels to ensure that the shelter kits are provided to 2,000 mostly affected families.
Apart from benefiting the shelters, the victims will also benefit from training in shelter construction.
Mbvundula said to date; CARE has provided relief aid to 21,214 households with a population of about 116,000 men, women and children in 4 districts of Nsanje, Ntcheu, Machinga and Salima.
Meanwhile, CARE has also donated eighteen Emergency Reproductive Health kits to the Ministry of Health which is expected to benefit almost 90,000 individuals in Ntcheu, Mulanje and Balaka.