Malawi Floods Humanitarian Situation Report 17 March 2022

Floods emergency response in Malawi

A child at Mikongolo Primary School in Chikwawa
UNICEF Malawi/2022/HD Plus


At least seven people have been killed and hundreds displaced by Tropical Cyclone Gombe which has caused heavy damage in about 10 districts, mainly in southern Malawi.
On 2nd March 2022, Malawi confirmed the first case of cholera in the current cholera season (November 2021-October 2022) at Machinga District hospital.
2,893 children (1531 girls 1362 boys) have benefited from nutrition screening during the reporting period bringing the total reach so far to 27,000.
3,300 children have been aided to access psychosocial support services through the provision of children’s corner kits.
A total of 255 villages across 5 Traditional Authorities (TA) and five health care facilities have been supported with safe water access through blanket disinfection of water sources as part of efforts to control the spread of cholera.
8,704 people have been reached with child protection and gender-based violence community awareness activities bringing the total reached with this intervention so far to 18,675.

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