DoDMA to launch 2019 disaster needs assessment report

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs will on Wednesday 3 July  launch the Malawi 2019 floods post disaster needs assessment report.

This is according to a statement signed on behalf of Commissioner for Disaster and Management Affairs James Chiusiwa.

The report is highlighting the impact of the 2019 floods on different sectors of Malawi economy including people’s livelihoods.

It shows that at least 975,000 people were affected, 86,976 displaced, 60 killed and 672 injured.

Most affected people were housed in temporary internally displaced people (IDP) camps which were  generally located in classrooms and school facilities, with limited access to safe water and sanitation facilities.

This disrupted teaching and learning  activities.

In addition, the report has identified the recovery and reconstruction needs to enable the country recover from floods.

The assessment estimates that the total value of the effects of the disaster stands at US$ 220.2 million, while the total needs for recovery and reconstruction stands at US$ 370.5 million.

The world bank has recently approved a 54 billion Kwacha grant for disaster recovery.

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