A South African non-governmental organisation, Gift of the Givers, has said more help is needed in Malawi following the devastating tropical cyclone, Freddy which hit the country earlier last week.
Gift of the Givers representative in Malawi, Sherifa Mia said that some parts of the country that were affected by Freddy are still inaccessible. SABC News quoted Mia as saying:
We have the UN agencies we have international organisations, but the devastation is just so huge that still a lot of people, thousands and thousands of people haven’t been reached.
We were out distributing food to camps in rural areas and they were actually shocked to see us because nobody has been to see them, to give them any help.
The rain stopped two days now where in some areas it’s not raining, but in other areas is still raining, so still accessibility is a problem, and a lot of roads have been cut off.
Last week President Lazarus Chakwera declared the devastation that Freddy has caused in Malawi a national tragedy.
Zambia has provided two aircraft to help in the rescue and distribution of relief aid to victims in areas where many people are still trapped.
More than 200 people have been declared missing by the authorities, while more than 300 people have died.
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