UNICEF Malawi Humanitarian Situation Report - 14 April 2023

Emergency Response in Malawi

First day of school after Cyclone Freddy for these learners at Mkanda Primary School, where the Back-to-School campaign launch took place. UNICEF Malawi supported the school with disinfection and distribution of WASH, teaching and learning materials as part of the Back-to-School campaign
UNICEF Malawi/2023/HD plus


  • UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Education (MoE) to ensure the safe reopening of schools through a back-to-school campaign. The campaign targets 230,000 learners across 250 schools with multisectoral interventions, including shelter, WASH, nutrition, child protection, and social behaviour change communication.
  • Over the last two weeks, with support from UNICEF, 94,676 children under five were screened for acute malnutrition, of whom 293 (0.3%) were identified with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and referred for treatment.
  • 45,169 people have been reached with safe water as a result of the rehabilitation of water points and the provision of water treatment solutions in camps and surrounding communities across four districts, bringing the cumulative number of people served with safe water to 1.3 million since the beginning of the response.
  • UNICEF has secured USD 16.2 million for the 2023 HAC target of USD 52.4 million (new and reprogrammed), leaving a USD 36.2 million (69%) funding gap.
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