Lions Club, KHALSA Aid International in cross-border emergency response

Nsanje, Blantyre and Mandala Lions Club together with a UK-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) KHALSA Aid International have donated food items to Malawians and Mozambicans who are in camps in Nsanje district.

Speaking during the distribution of the relief items to over 569 households, Lions Club Zone Chairperson for Blantyre and Mandala, Stain Singo said the charitable organization decided to team up with the UK-based NGO, KHALSA Aid International to support people displaced by flush floods which hit some districts in the southern region.

Mozambique was affected by floods which were induced by cyclone Idai mid last month.

Singo said the club has the mandate to assist in every aspect of disasters regardless of where the people were coming from.

Lions Club being a big charitable organization in the world, we strive to assist people who are vulnerable in all aspects. This is why we partnered with KHALSA Aid International to assist the flood survivors seeking shelter in camps, he said.

You can even see that we have managed to assist even people from Mozambique who are equally affected because Lions Club which is District 412B supervises both Malawi and Mozambique. We need everyone to be supported and live a happy life again, said Singo.

Singo, while applauding KHALSA Aid International for the support, promised people in camps that it would come with another support. However, Singo asked other organizations to provide support to people affected by floods, particularly those living in camps.

In his remarks, a representative of KHALSA Aid International, Inderjit Singh said the organization came to support households displaced by the floods to show oneness and save people’s lives in the process.

Singh said the organization has always been there in times of disasters, recalling that it also came when people were in a similar predicament in 2015.

The donation we have made today just goes to show that we are all one. It is not that we have a lot of resources, but to show togetherness in times of challenges, said Singh.

One of the beneficiaries, Jane Phiso thanked Lions Club and KHALSA Aid International for the support, describing the gesture as a huge relief.

Phiso said the support will help them have food on the table at least three times a day considering that they have children who need nutritious food for growth.

Source: MANA Online