Malawians have given a warm welcome to people fleeing bloodshed in neighboring Mozambique.
Malawi is hosting thousands of Mozambican refugees and last week the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) began the process of relocating 10,000 refugees from Nsanje to Luwani camp.
Commenting on an article published earlier on, Malawians have expressed sympathy to the Mozambican people who are seeking refuge in the country.
“God bless Malawi we have to know these are our brothers and sisters let’s stay together and together we move Malawi forward welcome to the warm heart of Africa,” wrote John Fredson John.
While Brown Shaba wrote: “I am feeling sad with our fellow people. Do not worry you are in a peaceful country. Moreover, you will marry here and be given a place to stay.”
“Give them a place to farm, and we should teach them fishing as well, welcome to Malawi fellows we believe in hard work,” added Philip Daudi.
Many Malawians hailed the peace that is in the country despite economic and social hiccups the nation is going through.
This is the second time Malawi has given refuge to Mozambicans following violence in the former Portuguese colony.
Apart from Mozambicans, the country also hosts some 25,000 asylum-seekers and refugees from several countries including Rwanda, Burundi and Somalia.