Durban – Gift of the Givers’ Malawi office has asked for support for thousands of citizens affected by devastating floods over the past week.
Thirty-eight people died, 30 000 homes were destroyed and 200 000 persons were displaced during the floods.
There was also extensive destruction of agricultural land and widespread hunger in a food insecure country.
"Our offices are inundated with requests for various types of assistance. These include housing, building material, plastic sheeting, blankets, new clothing, eating utensils, food, baby food, sanitary pads, diapers, drinking water and mosquito nets. Government facilities require medical supplies," said the organisation via an emailed statement.
Contributions could be made to Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account No. 052278611, Branch Code 057525, ref. Malawi Floods. Deposit slips are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for acknowledgement purposes. For further details, contact 0800786911 toll-free.
African News Agency (ANA)