Minister Ben Phiri hails Islamic Organisations for Donating Houses to Cyclone Idai Victims

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    Minister of Local Government Ben Phiri has commended Islamic Relief UK in partnership with Malawi Asian Organisation of United Kingdom for donating 50 houses to cyclone idai victims in Chikwawa district.

    The Malawians of Indian origin based in UK have said they have a target to build 250 houses in the district.

    Residents of Jombo , Medrum and Langwani villages are among the beneficiaries of the donation.

    Cyclone Idai caused initial flooding in Malawi with heavy rains last year.

    The floods affected almost 1 million people.

    Homes and infrastructure were destroyed, crops and livestock were washed away, and there was substantial damage to sanitation facilities, which posed a serious risk of waterborne disease.

    Many families lacked basic supplies including shelter, food and water.