Leading mobile network provider Airtel Malawi has donated K20 million to the Department of Disaster Management (Dodma) to assist flood victims in the country.

Dodma this week announced that 56 people have died due to the floods while total of 184,589 households (approximately 922,945 people) have been affected and 16,545 households (approximately 82, 725 people) have been displaced.

Speaking during the presentation ceremony held in Lilongwe, Airtel’s Legal and Regulatory Director and company secretary Hlupekire Chalamba said as a responsible and caring corporate citizen, Airtel could not stand by and not do anything.

This donation may not be much in comparison to the level of devastation that is currently growing by the day, but it is our hope that it will somewhat give the affected families and households a chance to recover from this calamity and hope to start rebuilding their lives. To the Department of Disaster Management, it is our hope that this support will help in reinstating strength, courage and hope for all those affected,” she said.

She then appealed to other stakeholders to across the country to reach out and support the victims.

Ndife Amodzi and together we can help make a difference and bring hope and restoration to these communities,” Chilamba added.

The floods affected the Southern Region where property, including houses were damaged.

Meanwhile the department of disaster has indicated that 187 camps have been set in 14 districts across the region.

Source : Kulinji

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