NGO aids children affected by floods
A Child-centred non-governmental organisation (NGO), Feed the Children, has donated assorted food items which include 5, 000 packets of vitamins and 48, 000 sachets of water treatment chemicals called Water Guard to children affected by floods in Lilongwe.
According to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma), 550 children, mostly from the densely populated township of Ntandire, have been affected by the floods which also claimed three lives.
Save the Children Central Region Zonal Manager, Mark Liwonde, said the donation is part of initiatives which the organisation is undertaking with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
According to Liwonde, in line with its vision of making sure that no child goes to bed hungry, Save the Children is providing life-saving essentials to different households with the aim of aiding children.
“When we found out that several children have been affected by the floods here in Lilongwe, we decided to make the donation under our USAID-funded project on improving the nutritional status of under-five children and pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls,” Liwonde said.
Lilongwe City Council Chief Executive Officer, Moza Zeleza, said the donation had come at the right time as many children have been affected by the floods and need support.
“The government has been providing support to all those affected by the floods, but the government alone cannot manage to help everyone. That’s why the support of this nature is highly appreciated,” Zeleza said.
Save the Children also recently donated assorted food items to children who were affected by floods in Salima.
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