On the morning of Wednesday, the 6th March 2019, the Southern region of Malawi, was affected by severe flooding and put in a state of crisis. On Friday 8 March 2019, the President of Malawi, Arthur Peter Mutharika, declared a State of Disaster in areas affected by the heavy rains and flooding.
Already over 74,500 people are affected and more than 9 deaths have been reported.
Malawi government’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs DoDMA and other stakeholders are responding with food and non-food items.
ACT Malawi national Forum members Churches in Relief and Development (CARD) and Evangelical Lutheran Development Services (ELDS) are submitting a Rapid Response Fund to respond flood to affected persons.