A sombre atmosphere has engulfed Mzimba district, in Malawi’s northern region, where about 500 people are left homeless due to heavy rains destroyed their houses recently.
Malawi24‘s visit to areas of T/A Mpherembe, Chindi and Mabilabo on Saturday found some families living in churches without food and clean water.
They told our reporter they lost everything that at the moment they just live days without eating and taking bath.
“We have nothing as you can see here we are living in this church. We just urge well wishers to come in and help us with food,” said one victim at Kafukule area in the district.
It can also be established that the heavy down pours, did not spear schools. Most of classes and hostels across the district were razed down while some were just un roofed rendering students stranded.
District commissioner Thomas Chirwa told Malawi24 that as government they learnt this with great shock regarding that the district is already likely to face hunger.
He expressed awareness on the casualties but then called upon well wishers to bangheads and help the victims citing government alone can not manage.
“All well wishers must come forward and help the victims,”said Chirwa.
Meanwhile before publishing this article, no one confirmed donating or receiving anything from well wishers.