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Malawi Floods - Jan 2015

Floods in Malawi

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At least 20.000 people have been with little to no food, clean water and medical aid for ten days. MSF has established a continuous presence in two locations: Trinity and Makhanga. Three teams of four people (two medical, one patient support officer and one logistician) are at work there distributing mosquito nets and clean water kits, as well as building latrines and monitoring the situation for potential emergence of water borne diseases and malaria.

The risks are serious as there is very little clean water and because malaria, already endemic in the area, may propagate rapidly with the very likely proliferation of mosquitoes once the water starts to recede.

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