Malawi Floods Humanitarian Situation Report 2 February 2022

Floods emergency response in Malawi

Some of the 480 displaced children aged under five at kanseche Camp in Chikwawa
UNICEF Malawi/2022/Chavula


During the period 15 to 22 February, intense rainfall activities continued across Malawi causing flooding in areas that were already affected by floods due to tropical storm Ana. The recent flooding events caused more damage to houses, roads, bridges, power supply equipment and schools, and caused further disruption to social services.
In Salima district in central Malawi 3,669 households (16,144 people) have been affected by the recent floods. Among those affected are 4,878 children. Over 2,600 houses have been partially damaged while 1,020 completely collapsed with about 100 households seeking temporary shelter in displacement sites. Salima is not among the districts that were initially affected by tropical storm Ana. Bridges and roads are either completely cut off or seriously damaged.
The United Nations will imminently launch a joint US $30 million appeal, targeting 550,000 people that have been hardest hit by the impact of the floods. Of this, UNICEF is requesting US $8 million to respond to the needs of children and women in the affected areas.

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