Pursuant to its commitment to aid disaster management in Africa, India has given $250,000 to Malawi as assistance for devastating floods that inundated large parts of the landlocked African nation, in January and February 2015.
In what is being called its most destructive floods in recent history, it has caused the displacement nearly two hundred thousand people. The scale of the disaster was such that thousands of acres of crops were destroyed, villages obliterated and livestock killed it, creating havoc in the densely populated country where most people are farmers.
The President of Malawi said that nearly half of the country had been affected by the disaster, and it would cost nearly $23 billion to repair the damage.
Earlier, the government of Malawi had requested India for assistance to mitigate some damage. In his acceptance remarks, the Vice President of Malawi, Rt. Hon’ble Saulos Chilima, who is also head of the Ministry of Disaster and Relief Management, thanked India for its significant contribution which has come at a crucial stage in the effort to rehabilitate the flood victims.
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