UNICEF Malawi Humanitarian Situation Report - 15 May 2023

Emergency Response in Malawi

Kauma ORP team leader Enock Mwenyeidi assists two years ten months Evenes Mchacha at Kauma ORP in Lilongwe.
UNICEF Malawi/2023


  • UNICEF amplified its Case Area Targeted Interventions (CATI) effort by launching 13 sessions in Blantyre's cholera hotspots, reaching 4,285 people. This dynamic approach delivers a comprehensive intervention package to cholera-stricken homes and surrounding high-risk areas, aiming to reduce transmission rates and curb the outbreak.
  • In flood-affected districts of Nsanje, Phalombe, Mangochi, and Machinga, 28,724 adolescent girls aged between 10-19 years, from 57 schools, benefited from Iron Folic Acid supplements and dietary diversification education.
  • The Government of Malawi has recently issued a 'Post Disaster Needs Assessment report, which was carried out to fully comprehend the effects and impact of Tropical Cyclone Freddy and to strategize recovery and resilience-building interventions. This report will guide recovery planning for UNICEF and other stakeholders.
  • In collaboration with Save the Children and the District Health Offices (DHOs) in Nsanje and Chikwawa,1,032 people received access to essential primary health care, nutrition, and psychosocial services through 10 integrated mobile clinics.
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