Starving Mozambican nationals that are seeking asylum in Nsanje can now breathe a sigh of relief as NGO Care Malawi International has provided food and non-food items worth K3.4 million towards their welfare for a period of about a month.
The development comes after Nsanje District Council sounded an SOS calling upon stakeholders to assist it by providing different support to the 95 refugees who have been in dire need of support.
The organization’s Country Director Michael Rewald in an interview on the sidelines of the handover ceremony of food and non-food items at Dinde Primary School in the district where refugees are temporarily seeking shelter said they were touched with the challenges facing the people of concern hence the gesture.
“We thought it wise to assist as a humanitarian organization working in the district. We are sure that the support will go long away in addressing the challenges being faced. While we are doing this, it is our hope that authorities in Mozambique will resolve their differences,” said Rewald.
Council’s Director of Administration Redgson Nkolombwe hailed Care Malawi International for the support saying the council has had no resources to cater for the people of concern.
Nkolombwe advised the recipients to use the materials donated for the intended purpose.
“As council we had nothing to support our colleagues from Mozambique as we are constrained. The support has come at a right time as we need it most,” said Nkolombwe.
The Mozambican nationals have fled their country due to conflicts that have erupted between the ruling Frelimo and opposition Renamo parties which are said to be resulting in killings of civilians.
The first group arrived in Nsanje on March 24, 2016. Currently, Nsanje has a total of 95 people of concern.
Source: Malawi News Agency