During the night of Wednesday the 11 April 2018, the district of Karonga in Malawi, was affected by severe floods when Karongo experienced sudden heavy rains for 7 continuous days. Floods have caused displacement of 3,570 people with three lives lost; livestock killed, crops and houses destroyed.
The flood affected persons find themselves in a desperate situation, with many unmet vital emergency needs such as access to sufficient food, need for safe water and replacement of non-food items; a task which has become difficult due to suspended livelihood activities.
The emergency response is currently being coordinated by Malawi Government through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs. ACT members in Malawi are working on the ground already; supporting displaced households with Shelter, and helping /planning to help people affected by floods