Mutharika visits Malawi disaster zone, appeals for assistance

Malawi President, Peter Mutharika, will Friday January 16  visit areas hit by the recent heavy flooding and people affected by the disaster in the southern region.

A boy stands whose family home was washed away by floods.-Photo by Thoko Chikondi , BBC

A boy stands whose family home was washed away by floods.-Photo by Thoko Chikondi , BBC

State House press officer Chikondi Juma says the President will among other areas visit the people at Mpondasi in Mangochi district and Ulongwe in Balaka South.

At least 48 people have died so far and an estimated 13,999 households (69,995 people) have been displaced by the floods in at least 15 districts of the country.

President Mutharika declared all the districts that have been affected by the floods Disaster Areas, with effect from Tuesday January 13, 2015.

“His Excellency President Mutharika fully appreciates every effort and humanitarian assistance that has been rendered so far,” Juma says in a media statement.

Mutharika is appealing for more assistance, from the International donor community, the relevant United Nations agencies, the Non-Governmental Organisations, the local private sector as well as all fellow citizens of goodwill, so that, together, we can contribute in alleviating suffering on the part of people affected by the floods.

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segal seleman
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O Allah forgive Malawi, sat the free remove all these difficulties, O Allah you are a most high and forgiver, O Allah we are crying to you there is none above you so forgive us we known always you have mercy to us please forgive all those people who are involved with this situation now and then berahmatik ya arahmirahimina alihamdulillah rabilialamina.

PASTOR GIFT M
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IN ALL THINGS, GOD IS IN CONTROL.
WHILE YOU ARE BUSY CRITICISING EACH OTHER, SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN AFFECTED CRIES FOR HELP. PUT YOURSELVES IN THE VICTIMS SHOES AND YOU WILL FEEL THE PAIN OF SUCH A CALAMITY.
MOTHER MALAWI…….UNITE!

mangochi Kabwafu
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Sad indeed. Lord have mercy.

zion
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We should pray for our country.

Harris Batson
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please am asking to the Govt that help yr people soon including the young boy whose his village washed away with flood in am very sorry with my people.I hope God he is going to comfort us very soon.nothing impossible with God

mike kadewere
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Koma ambuye tikupephani chikho chamasautsichi tichotseleni pangani izi kufuna kwanu

God's knowledge
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Your not supposed to comment useless here as if munthu amapempha that floods should flow, you better keep quite because we are not soiving political issues…think before comment

God's knowledge
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Your not supposed to comment useless here as if munthu amapempha that floods should flow, you better keep quite coz we are not soiving political issues…think b4 comment

Novirikana
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#2 Maccarthy, Linda madzi apite ndiye uziti ndadala. Waiwala zivomerezi za ku Karonga kuti nthawi yake ndi ino. Ambuye amwalirawatu akanakhala a kumwera bwenzi a mbwenumbwenu mutayamba maphwando. Timakudziwani ndinu okanika basi. Iweyo uli ndi mphamvu zanji zoweruza Southern Region?

james john
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Chili kwa mzako umati chigwile nyanga.

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