Cadecom in a four- month emergency flood response program in Karonga

Karonga: Catholic Development Commission of Malawi (Cadecom) of Karonga Diocese with support from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) through a K200 million Emergency Flood Response Programme is expected to distribute food to about 25,000 households in Karonga and Chitipa Districts

Speaking Tuesday, when he briefed Karonga District Executive Committee on the initiative, Project officer for Cadecom of Karonga Diocese, Elijah Banda said the project would target communities in areas which were affected by floods during 2017/2018 growing season.

Due to the flooding some households lost their crops and the impact can be felt up today as the affected households do not have enough food to sustain their families, he said.

Banda said the project which would run for four months would see about 2,500 households in the two districts benefiting from relief food and other items.

We intend to target communities in the areas of traditional authorities Mwilang’ombe, Kilupula and Mwakaboko in Karonga, while in Rumphi our focus will be on households within Traditional Authority Mwalweni only, the Project Officer pointed out.

He said the aim of the intervention is to contribute towards initiatives which could improve food security to the affected households especially during the months of January and February.

Banda said each household would get a 50 kilogramme (Kg) bag of maize, 10kgs of beans 2 litres of cooking oil every month for four months.

Karonga District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO), Raphael Mkisi commended Cadecom for the initiative saying it food security challenges which the households would have suffered.

The recent Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) report indicates that about 3 million people across the country have been affected by hunger for various reasons such as floods, prolonged dry spells and droughts.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

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Cadecom in a four- month emergency flood response program in Karonga

Karonga: Catholic Development Commission of Malawi (Cadecom) of Karonga Diocese with support from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) through a K200 million Emergency Flood Response Programme is expected to distribute food to about 25,000 households in Karonga and Chitipa Districts

Speaking Tuesday, when he briefed Karonga District Executive Committee on the initiative, Project officer for Cadecom of Karonga Diocese, Elijah Banda said the project would target communities in areas which were affected by floods during 2017/2018 growing season.

Due to the flooding some households lost their crops and the impact can be felt up today as the affected households do not have enough food to sustain their families, he said.

Banda said the project which would run for four months would see about 2,500 households in the two districts benefiting from relief food and other items.

We intend to target communities in the areas of traditional authorities Mwilang’ombe, Kilupula and Mwakaboko in Karonga, while in Rumphi our focus will be on households within Traditional Authority Mwalweni only, the Project Officer pointed out.

He said the aim of the intervention is to contribute towards initiatives which could improve food security to the affected households especially during the months of January and February.

Banda said each household would get a 50 kilogramme (Kg) bag of maize, 10kgs of beans 2 litres of cooking oil every month for four months.

Karonga District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO), Raphael Mkisi commended Cadecom for the initiative saying it food security challenges which the households would have suffered.

The recent Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) report indicates that about 3 million people across the country have been affected by hunger for various reasons such as floods, prolonged dry spells and droughts.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

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