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Aviation Services, Logistics Augmentation and Cluster Coordination in Response to Floods in Malawi

This operation has been modified as per budget revision 1 (see below)

In the first two weeks of January, 2015, heavy seasonal rain caused extensive flash floods and widespread displacement in Malawi. The Government of Malawi declared a State of National Disaster on January 13th, designating 15 of the country’s 28 districts as disaster zones. According to the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) and the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team (UNDAC), as of January 22nd, the number of displaced people stood at an estimated 264,000 whereas the total caseload of affected people is assessed at 638,000 people, of whom 370,000 are in immediate need of food assistance. 

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Country at a glance 2015
Planned Beneficiaries0
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Beneficiary needs ($US)99,879,531
Threats to food security
  • Land degradation
  • Deforestation
  • Floods
  • Drought
  • Water pollution from agricultural runoff
  • HIV / AIDS