Tropical Storm ANA Situation Report -15 February

Floods emergency response in Malawi

UNICEF Country Representative Rudolf Schwenk handing over education emergency supplies at Sekeni Primary School in Chikwawa following Tropical Storm Ana
UNICEF Malawi/2022/Chikondi


As of 15 February, 221,127 households (995,072 people) have been affected by the Tropical Storm ANA related floods and heavy winds, with about 33,000 displaced and seeking temporary shelter in approximately 178 displacement sites.
Teaching and learning is compromised for 398,908 learners (201,135 boys; 197,773 girls) in 476 schools affected by tropical storm ANA. Support is needed to restore quality learning, protection, and support the well-being of the affected learners.
A total of 53,962 latrines collapsed, 337 boreholes, 206 water taps, and eight gravity-fed water schemes are damaged. As a result, there is low sanitation coverage, limited access to safe water and poor hygienic practices. Safe water supply, sanitation and hygiene services are immediately needed to address water, sanitation, and hygiene issues.
UNICEF has so far reached an estimated population of 88,000 people including 44,880 in six highly affected districts with safe water. Additional funding is urgently required to continue providing the much-needed safe water and to reach all the people that are in need.
A total of 10,200 children under five, were screened for malnutrition with UNICEF support during the reporting week of which 675 were malnourished and were referred for appropriate treatment.
The United Nations will soon launch a joint appeal that includes input from UNICEF. In the meantime, to respond to immediate needs, UNICEF is requesting US $7,680,000 to meet the needs of children and women in the affected areas.

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