Islamic charity helps flood victims in south Malawi

A friend in need is a friend indeed, so goes the old adage. This was proved true on Saturday and Sunday in Phalombe district when members of Asian Muslim Relief Aid (Amra) donated assorted items to thousands of people displaced with devastating floods that hit most parts of the district.

The bsinesspersons of Asian descent mobilised K 300 million to be used in buying and distributing humanitarian assistance to flood
victims across the country.

Migowi flood victims recieving cash before they receve a pack of asorted items
Migowi flood victims recieving cash before they receve a pack of asorted items
Happy faces.. taking home the much needed aid
Happy faces.. taking home the much needed aid
Relief aid distribution underway at Migowi in Pholombe
Relief aid distribution underway at Migowi in Pholombe
Ready to be distributed
Ready to be distributed

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Heavy rainfall in Malawi swept many homes away and damaged thousands of hectares of agricultural crops. Government statistics show that over 600, 000 people have been displaced killing 176 others in the process.

Amra’s member  Aamir Jakhura said  the assistance has gone to 6,500 affected families in the areas of traditional areas Jenala, Nazombe and Kaduya.

Each household is receiving a pack of assorted items worth MK20, 000 and MK2, 000 in cash.

“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,” Jakura said.

The organization, whose motto is ‘brother in need is a brother indeed’,  had also provided similar relief aid to the floods victims in the southern districts of Mangochi, Chikwawa, Nsanje and Blantyre urban areas.

Jakhura commended fellow members of Amra for dedication in the relief distribution exercise and he however called for more support from other well-wishers so that they should reach out to many more victims in other areas.

“There are substantial discussions at logistical level on our plans to reach out to victims in other areas therefore we are appealing for assistance in terms of contributions,” he said.

In an earlier statement the organizations said interested well-wishers are advised to send their donation through Islamic Zakaat Fund in Limbe.

Speaking after presenting the items in the area of traditional authority (T/A) Nankumba in mangochi,Amra spokesperson Faizal  Aboo said the organisation raised the resources following government’s call to the private sector, the international community and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to assist in easing the plight of flood victims.

Torrential rain triggered floods in early January, affecting some 900 000 people across Malawi.

Thousands of people have been trapped in remote or flooded areas, cut off from medical care and other aid. Others are staying in cramped emergency shelters, where the risk of infectious diseases is high, aid workers said.

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Whatwillbewillbe
Whatwillbewillbe
5 years ago

May Allah grant you(AMRA and Islamic Zakaat Fund Organisation) abundance blessings and may Allah protect all floods victims families. Allah is Great.

charlie
charlie
5 years ago

Brilliant example. Keep it up.
something not all communities can do

chakazulu
chakazulu
5 years ago

Apa ndiye jelasi down tiwayamikile amwenyewa if amalawi alimonso let them receive my sincere thanks. Akanakhala ena ndalamazo bwezi ataba kuwapatsa ma K50 komanso looking at the package and the amount it is worth I can see that these people were eager to assist the flood victims from their hearts not to make a name or to show off. Once again congrants AMRA amalawi tiyeni tisakambe za chipembedzo apa but let us dwell on the deed itself. God bless you guys in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Ernest
5 years ago

Am sure you have not laboured in vain. It won’t go unnoticed by The Creator of universe. May He replenish and bless you all abundantly.

foster
foster
5 years ago

Thank you guys for your support indeed a brother in need is brother indeed.

Hannockie kambirinya
5 years ago

thus great plez lets give them ahand komanso atengepo phunziro mazi ndi oipa

mj
mj
5 years ago

May Allah Almighty bless you all brothers

Hastings
Hastings
5 years ago

What is a positive point for all to learn is the utilization of the youth on this programme. In an age of drugs, sex, laziness, and rock and roll – it heart warming to see young people help the less fortunate. This way today’s youth will appreciate what they have been blessed with and will help to ensure that God willing the youth will once again step up in the future. Malawi belongs not to a tribe or colour but to those that care for it.

Maliseni
Maliseni
5 years ago

Thanks guys, may God bless you in CHRIST JESUS mighty name for your love and care.

phiri
phiri
5 years ago

God is great and He is Watching!!!!!

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