Chikwawa, Nsanje floods victims get Sant’ Egidio support


Floods victims from Chikwawa and Nsanje districts have receive donation of food items from Sant’ Egidio.

Speaking during the distribution of the food items to the victims, Sant’ Egidio National Coordinator, Keegan Mwanguku, said the community will continue supporting people who are vulnerable.

Mwanguku (R) helping a Young boy to carry a bag of maize flour

“Many of them lost everything that they depend on each day for their survival that is why we thought of mobilizing resources for our friends to show love and that we are equally touched over the impact of the disaster,” said Mwanguku.

Group Village Head Nthole in Nsanje district commended the community of Sant’ Egidio for their timely support to the victims.

“We are thankful for the assistance brought here by Sant’ Egidio, since the time we lost our houses, people are in need of a lot of things” said Nthole.

The chief also commended the Community of Saint Egidio for reaching Nsanje floods victims saying many organizations fail to reach the district due to geographical position of Nsanje.

Among the items that have been distributed in Nsanje and Chikwawa to flood victims in camps include maize floor, cooking oil, plastic sheets, cloths, mats, water treating chemicals.

The donations are also being distributed to Mozambican citizens as reports reveal that there are about 375 families at the camps that are from the neighboring country.

Malawi is among countries that were hit by cyclone Idai which left hundreds of households in need humanitarian support.