UNICEF Malawi Humanitarian Situation Report - 16 to 31 March 2023

Emergency Response in Malawi

A displaced child playing at a children's corner in Chikwawa with play materials provided by UNICEF
UNICEF Malawi/2023/HD plus


  • UNICEF supports a multi-sectoral back-to-school campaign to ensure schools are ready to receive learners in a safe learning environment when learning resumes on 17 April. The campaign targets 150 schools in seven districts, with 200,000 learners expected to benefit from a multi-sectoral set of interventions.
  • In the past two weeks, UNICEF has reached over 349,261 people with WASH lifesaving supplies bringing the total reached since the beginning of the year to 1,280,000.
  • Over 57,243 people have acquired access to sanitation by installing temporary latrines in camps for internally displaced persons (IDP).
  • UNICEF has distributed 4,904 cartons of ready-to-use therapeutic food, 209 cartons of therapeutic milk, and seven cartons of ReSoMaL to all flood-affected districts, expected to treat approximately 4,904 children with severe acute malnutrition.
  • Three children have been reunited with their families out of 44 unaccompanied and separated children registered in Blantyre, Nsanje, and Mulanje districts. The remaining 41 have been placed under temporary care as family tracing is still underway.
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