MALAWI PRAISES KUWAIT’S AID FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

BLANTYRE, May 4 — Chairman of the Muslim Association of Malawi Sheikh Idriss Muhammad has praised Kuwaiti aid delivered to victims of recent floods in Malawi.

Kuwaitآ’s Islamic Heritage Revival Society was the first among international organizations to rush in urgent relief supplies to Chikawawa region, Idriss told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Monday.

Meanwhile, Malawian MP Ilyas Karim, on his part, thanked Kuwait for its continuous efforts to aid the most affected towns in his country, due to the January floods that left about 200,000 people homeless.

The society delivered the second round of urgent aid to Chikawawa region, 80 km away from the commercial capital Blantyre on Sunday.

A consignment of 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 the recent disaster.

Thousands of people died or suffered injuries, agricultural fields were destroyed and one million cattle heads perished due to the floods that swept throughout large swaths of territory.

SOURCE: KUNA