As various organisations continue to support people who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Freddy, Qatar Fund for Devopment has supported over 2000 survivors in the eastern region of Malawi.
Qatar Fund for Development project manager Yuosef Ahmad Al-Mulla said through the Qatar Red Crescent Society they provided $280 000 (about K286 million) for the procurement of the item to support the victims in Zomba and Machinga districts.
“We are very sorry for what happened to you and for the loss of your property and relatives. We cannot be able to replace the loss but we are happy to help. We will look for more resources to help as many people as we can,” said Al-Mulla.
The cyclone triggered torrential rains that led to flooding, mudslides and massive devastation in the southern part of the country. In just six days, it dumped the rainfall equivalent to half an average rainy season for that region. The natural calamity also worsened cholera outbreak in Malawi and neighbouring Mozambique.
Besides the deluge, Freddy deepened hunger in the region – and reflects the dangers of intense weather events that are likely to become worse with climate change. Countries like Malawi, which are among the least responsible for the phenomenon, are feeling some of its worst effects.