KUWAIT DELIVERS AID TO FLOOD-HIT MALAWI

BLANTYRE, Malawi, May 3 — The Kuwaiti Islamic Heritage Revival Society has started the second round of delivering urgent aid to Chikawawa region, 80 km away from the commercial capital Blantyre in Malawi on Sunday.

About 14 tons of flour was delivered to 700 families in the region, where large numbers of Muslims and non-Muslims live in severe conditions due to recent floods in the country, Head of the society’s Africa committee Jassim Al-Enati told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

The floods killed and wounded thousands of citizens, destroyed agricultural fields, killed about one million cattle heads and left about 200,000 people homeless, he said.

Those affected are in urgent need for medical care to prevent spread of diseases; as well as shelters, food and clean water, Al-Enati added.

SOURCE: KUNA