More than 150 Mozambican families living in the city of Blantyre and the district of Nsanje, in Malawi, are currently living out of doors after their houses collapsed due to Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which recently hit the country.
According to the High Commissioner of Mozambique in Malawi, Elias Zimba, the data are preliminary, because the process of surveying the affected fellow citizens is still ongoing.
“The Mozambican families mostly residing in the city of Blantyre and Nsanje district lost everything they had, including the houses that were destroyed by the force of the floods caused by storm Freddy,” said the high commissioner.
Elias Zimba added that “the situation is dramatic, an entire village was taken by the waters and the Mozambicans who escaped the tragedy have their faces full of fear.
The high commissioner addressed condolences to the bereaved Mozambican families and assured that if there is any more eventual aid, it will be channeled to the Malawian government that is assisting the victims in the reception centers.
Currently, Malawi has more than 700,000 displaced persons, accommodated in the 400 centers created for this purpose.