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5,000 households benefit from flood recovery project

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The Evangelical Lutheran Development Service (ELDS), with support from Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao), is implementing a recovery programme under Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF 111) Project in Chikwawa District.

The project targets people who have been displaced by the recent floods that hit 15 districts across the country.

ELDS Chikwawa District Project Officer Sautso Wande said Fao, through ELDS, has assisted 5000 households with agriculture inputs to make sure they replant different crops and rear livestock for long-term food security.

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“Communities from 10 traditional authorities in the district have received support from ELDS in collaboration with the District Commissioners’ office.

“The aim of the project is to make sure displaced households as well as host populations have access to agricultural inputs. The Ministry of Agriculture facilitated the distribution of farm inputs to displaced families in the district,” said Wande, adding that the recovery project will run for six months.

Traditional Authorities (T/As) that are benefiting from the recovery project include Paramount Lundu, T/As Mulilima, Makhuwira, Chapananga, Maseya, Senior Chief Ngabu, Ngowe, Masache, Kasisiand ST/A Ndakwera.

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Soon after President Peter Mutharika declared 15 districts disaster areas early this year, ELDS launched an emergency relief project for the flood victims.

Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi (ELCM) noted that Malawi needs a lasting solution t o solve perennial calamities in the country—Tikondane Vega, Mana

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