MALAWI FLOODS SITUATION REPORT # 22
MALAWI Humanitarian Situation Report
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
In efforts to prevent and sustain good behaviour change from the cholera outbreak, Communications for Development continue to implement hygiene promotion activities through WASH, Health and Child Protection. Through UNICEF support, World Vision in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology and Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is currently distributing the first batch of recovery education supplies comprising of 299 school in a box and 170 recreation kits and 24 tents to 84 out of the 150 UNICEF target disaster affected schools in Phalombe, Mulanje, Thyolo, Zomba rural and Machinga which will benefit 80,743 learners (55,652 girls). Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) successfully carried out a Lessons Learned Workshop in late July with all clusters and district councils in order to synthesize the strengths, weaknesses and lessons learnt of the Emergency Flood Response. Challenges are persisting for the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in camps remaining in Nsanje and Chikwawa, which is preventing the closure of camps.
5 August 2015 100,000 displaced people roughly estimated to still be in temporary sites in Nsanje and Chikwawa districts (Shelter Cluster minutes, 23 June 2015)
693 Cholera cases reported, 0 cases reported in the month of July.
11 Cholera deaths (Weekly Cholera Report, 15-21 June, 2015 Ministry of Health)
UNICEF Appeal in 2015 US$ 9,291,292
UNICEF’s Response with partners s Sector Nutrition Education WASH Child Protection
Children 6-59 months with SAM enrolled in OTP and NRU programmes Affected school children benefiting from school supplies Affected population reached with safe water to through chlorination Children provided with psychosocial support
UNICEF Cumulative results (#)
MALAWI FLOODS SITUATION REPORT # 22
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
Challenges are persisting for the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in camps remaining in Nsanje and Chikwawa, which is preventing the closure of camps. Challenges include issues of site selection for resettlement, where reports of unsuitable land has been allocated. Concern over the lack of procedure for land selection which is leading to the selection of unsuitable land that will make already vulnerable families more vulnerable. Proposed for DoDMA to take the lead in carrying out land assessment exercise to ensure land is safe for resettled families. For the month of July, no cholera case were reported in any of the originally affected districts which is a positive development, however hygiene promotion continues as a preventative measure. As of 21 June 2015, a total of 693 cholera cases and 11 deaths (CFR 1.6%) had been reported from eight affected districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Ntcheu, Mwanza, Phalombe, Blantyre, Dedza and Lilongwe.
Humanitarian Leadership and Coordination
DoDMA organized a Lessons Learned workshop for all clusters, July 22-July 23 in Blantyre, to review the emergency response and synthesize lessons learned in order to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the response in preparation for future emergency responses. As cluster and co-cluster leads, UNICEF through the government organized cluster meetings in preparation for the lessons learned workshop. The Malawi National Protection Cluster met on 21 July to review the response to human rights violations during the emergency response. The Malawi National Nutrition Cluster had a