Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi

Communities – especially women and children displaced by the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in the southern part of Malawi continue to face the risk of an unprecedented disease outbreak with malaria and cholera being the primary concerns. Inadequate sanitation facilities, lack of running water, and open defecation in the displacement camps continue to fuel the risks of waterborne diseases, in among other infections. Many health-care facilities and health workers have been equally affected by the crisis, with scores of communities still unable to access health care due to roads being cut.


Through this Emergency Appeal, Amref Health Africa is seeking to support the displaced families who are in urgent need of outreach health services, chlorine for water treatment and mosquito nets to protect them from malaria infections. Together, we aim to safeguard the health, sanitation and hygiene needs of the affected households and support the Malawi communities to strengthen their resilience for future health related calamities.