Severe flooding in Malawi
- © CBM/ FEDOMA
Heavy rains in early January led to severe flooding across Malawi. CBM and partners are responding to ensure that persons with disabilities are included in relief measures.
CBM, with partners Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA), the Federation of Disability Organisations of Malawi (FEDOMA) and the Department of Disability and Elderly Affairs (DDEA) are working to promote ageing and disability mainstreaming in emergency response while directly responding to specific needs of persons with disabilities. This twin-track approach will enable access to basic needs in an equitable, dignified and autonomous way.
Peter M.G Ngomwa, acting Executive Director of MACOHA stated during his opening speech that "CBM's timely and strategic guidance on how to respond to the emergency has been great support." He then went on to say that he wish to take the opportunity to convey his deepest gratitude to CBM donors and concluded by saying "CBM has proven the saying ... A friend in need is a friend in deed".