UNICEF deploys drones for flood response in Salima and Lilongwe
UNICEF has deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, to support the emergency response to Malawi’s recent floods, led by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA). The first flights went out in TA Pemba’s area in Salima to provide aerial footage to help assess the needs of affected families. This was followed by demonstrations in Lilongwe and Salima. The aim of the UAV flights is to conduct faster, more efficient and cost-effective assessments of the situation of communities and families following a flood.
Photography through the eyes of children in conflict with the law
As part of promoting child participation in Malawi, UNICEF hosted a photography workshop for 20 children from the Chirwa Reformatory Centre aged from 14-17 years. Most of the children had never held a camera before. During the five day training, they learned photography techniques including composition and lighting. Most importantly, the children learned how to tell a story through a photograph, giving life to the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
What we do
UNICEF has been operating in Malawi since 1987. The current UNICEF/ Government of Malawi Country Programme of Cooperation aims to support national efforts to progressively realise the rights of children and women through improved child survival, development, protection and participation.