Airlink, a humanitarian response organization and its partner airlines, have responded to a crisis in Malawi due to severe flooding caused by above average rainfall in January. Airlink brings pre-qualifed nonprofits together with airlines.
The situation is dire, with 1.15 million people affected by the flooding and 336,000 of them displaced. It’s been reported that 176 people have died and hundreds more are unaccounted for. Crops have been destroyed and poor sanitation systems have been washed away.
All Hands, a 501(c)3, has already deployed six relief workers into the country in order to perform reconnaissance, damage assessments and aid in long-term recovery. Airlink is working with the International Red Cross to bring in latrines to reduce waterborne illness while the sanitation systems are restored.
Malawi is a small country in Africa, just south of the equator and slightly inland from the east coast of Africa. The country’s eastern boundary is marked by Lake Malawi, which is technically an inland sea and the twelfth largest lake in the world.
If you can help support relief workers and aid affected communities please visit http://www.airlink-info.org/severe-flooding-response