Old Mutual partners Red Cross in Cyclone Freddy response

As the corporate world continues to support the survivors of Cyclone Freddy, Old Mutual in partnership with Red Cross have donated relief items worth K60 million to affected families in some districts of the southern region.

Speaking in Zomba when distributing the items at Pirimiti Primary School, Vera Zulu, Group Chief Finance Officer for Old Mutual said the donation symbolizes their commitment in providing solutions to challenges that the cyclone survivors are facing.

She said the coming of Cyclone Freddy should be an eye opener to different sectors to focus on reforestation and come up with other similar interventions to conserve the environment.

“As Old Mutual we are also going to explore other possibilities on how we can help in rebuilding interventions in the communities that have been affected by the cyclone,” she said.

On its part, Director of Programmes and Development at Red Cross, Prisca Chisala said her organization will continue to work with government and the corporate world in supporting those affected by Cyclone Freddy.

She added that Red Cross has so far sourced around K2 billion which will be channeled towards the same course.

“We will continue advocating for issues to do with WASH, shelter, health and nutrition for the people that have been affected and we hope that the funds we have sourced will carter for these areas with the help of a structured response that we are developing,” Chisala said.

Over 1300 households have benefitted in the districts of Zomba Phalombe Mangochi and Chiradzulu.

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