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Malawi: UNICEF Floods Situation Report No. 09, 11 February 2015

UNICEF’s Response with partners

  • Joint Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) and UNRCO situation report of 6 February indicates that the number of people displaced to temporary shelters increased to 230,000 due to new information mainly for the Districts of Zomba, Blantyre Rural and Mulanje. Figures are still being consolidated and cross referenced.
  • In Zomba, an interagency assessment is underway led by Department of Disaster Management Affairs to verify the numbers.
  • A total of 58,065 people have so far been reached with sanitation services and 30,982 have been provided with safe drinking water in the affected areas. Work on provision of these services is continuing to reach more people. Hygiene promotion has been scaled up by partners in Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe and Zomba district reaching at total of 47,219 people.
  • UNICEF has a critical funding gap US$3,871,873 out of a total requirement of US$9,300,000 in order to respond to the immediate needs for a three month period.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
12 Feb 2015
Document type: 
Situation Report
Location(s): 
Malawi
Theme(s): 
Climate
Disaster management
Humanitarian Assistance
Information Management
Natural Disasters
Rapid Response Mechanism
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015