21/12/2016 - Hailstorm Relief
The distribution of food parcels in Machinga and Mangochi districts has benefited 270 families whose houses were destroyed by hailstorms and heavy rains. The heavy rains hit the districts in the first week of December during which 537 houses were damaged. According to government officials in Mangochi, 12 people were seriously injured and currently admitted at Mangochi District hospital.
Apart from the houses, hundreds of hectares of land have also been washed away. In Machinga district, 40 houses were destroyed. All in all, 270 families have been supported out of 537 affected in Machinga and Mangochi district, respectively. The situation is still dire as there are a lot of people who require support. The beneficiaries are very thankful for the timely support.