Namibia donates $100 Million to Malawi
The Government of Namibia approved a donation of U$100 000 to Malawi for the Cyclone Freddy survivors.
NAMIBIA’S ICT MINISTER ISSUED STATEMENT
It was announced by Namibia’s ICT Minister Peya Mushelenga as he was delivering decisions from the fourth cabinet meeting held this week.
Malawi has received billions of kwacha in cash and humanitarian assistance since President Lazarus Chakwera declared the Southern Region as a state of disaster and appealed for support.
CYCLONE FREDDY RETURN
As previously reported, Mozambique is now facing a cholera outbreak after Freddy hit the country for a second time. There were over 19,000 confirmed cases of cholera across the country from 27 March.
National Institute of Health director-general Eduardo Sam Gudo Jr reported there were 600 new confirmed cases a day in the Quelimane district. According to data from the Ministry of Health, at least 31 died of cholera in Zambezia. Over 3 200 were hospitalised between 15 and 29 March.
According to INGD, over eighty health centers in total were affected by Freddy.
“We are working in parts of the hospital that were not destroyed. Some colleagues are working outside in the open because there’s not enough space available for everyone.”
Since the its return, it has been confirmed that more than 350 000 people in Malawi have been displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy.
It has caused more than 570 deaths in southern Africa. According to the UN, the cyclone affected more than half a million people in Malawi. The cyclone first struck southern Africa in late February when it hit Madagascar and Mozambique.