Blantyre, 14 March, 2023 / 9:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Malawi are appealing for aid to help victims of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which hit the Southern parts of the country.
Tropical Cyclone Freddy first hit Malawi on March 12 reportedly killing at least 99 people and destroying houses, roads, bridges, and other facilities.
In a Tuesday, March 14 statement, members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) say that they learnt “with great shock and sadness” about the devastating effects of the tropical storm that has been described as the longest-lived cyclone on record.
ECM members all on all Catholics and people of goodwill “to stand and feel with the victims of this devastating cyclone and immediately start to donate whatever they can, in form of money and in kind, to help the victims who have been affected and are suffering from the effects of the cyclone.”
“Because of the huge scale of the calamity and the immensity of the exercise,” Catholic Bishops in Malawi say the distribution of the collected donations “should be done as soon as possible.”