Blantyre, 26 September, 2023 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Cyclone Freddy, which first hit Malawi on March 12, affected 500,000 people including 183,100 who were displaced and at least 326 who lost their lives, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
In a report published Monday, September 25, SCIAF officials say they have received £200,000 in funding from the Scottish Government and that they are working alongside the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM), an entity of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), in aiding the cyclone victims.
“SCIAF has been providing vital humanitarian aid such as food, shelter, and access to clean water and health services for around 12,000 people,” say officials of the Scottish Catholic charity organization.
They add, “Despite everything they have faced in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, the people we work with in Malawi remain strong and it’s with your support and that of the Scottish Government, we have been able to give them a hand up in the toughest of times.”