Stories of Hope

Day: March 31, 2019

  • Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives in Malawi
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    Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives in Malawi

    In 2015, Jina Fungo and her family were completely surprised when a raging flood ripped through their village in the southern Malawi with no warning. They escaped in a canoe, managing to find safety upland. Jina’s husband made a desperate attempt to return to their village, Chilanga. “After dropping us off, he paddled back to try and save some of our belongings... Read More

  • Thousands flock to camps as homes are swept away by floods in Malawi
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    Thousands flock to camps as homes are swept away by floods in Malawi

    Christina Fachi a mother of five arrived at Bitilinyu two weeks ago after her village in Kasume was flooded. She lost her two huts, a granary and some livestock. “Although I am glad to be alive, I feel empty as I have lost everything that I worked for years,” she says. “My whole life’s work was swept away by the floods. I will have to start again from noth... Read More

  • Women and Girls at Risk of Abuse in Camps
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    Women and Girls at Risk of Abuse in Camps

    Mary* (not real name) escaped from floods in her village to seek refuge in a camp 20 kilometres from her village. Life in the camp hasn’t been easy. “I am always afraid to go to sleep,” she says. “Our tents don’t have doors so it’s easy for someone to just slip in and abuse you.” After a three-week dry spell, the heavens opened up with a ste... Read More

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