Blantyre, 26 February, 2022 / 5:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) have launched a program to reach out to at least 500 victims of the Tropical Storm Ana, which affected parts of the Southern African country.
Tropical Ana reportedly formed over the Indian Ocean on January 22. It started moving westward, passing over the Northern region of Madagascar. The storm moved on to Mozambique and Malawi.
In a Monday, February 21 report, ECM officials say the Catholic Bishops launched the Moderate Tropical Flood Response in Chikwawa District, which is covered by the Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa, on February 17.
“The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), launched the relief response targeting 573 households in the area,” they say in the report, adding that each beneficiary is expected to receive “two 10 kilograms of flour, one bucket, a packet of sugar, salt, blanket, two cups and one bottle of cooking oil.”
Chikwawa District was most affected by the tropical storm, the National Coordinator of the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) told ACI Africa on February 2.