Malawi Flood Response DTM Round I Report
An estimated 162,000 people (approximately 40,500 households) remain displaced in 202 open displacement sites in in the Southern Region districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Blantyre, Mulanje, Phalombe, and Zomba as a result of heavy rains and floods that occurred in January 2015. 94 % of open IDP sites have a Camp Management Committee but only 18% have official Site Management Agency (SMA) or camp monitoring representation. 132 of 202 sites report having regular access to medicine. 60 sites report that IDPs lack on-site shelter. Of the 202 sites assessed, 56 experience poor quality of the drinking water; 24 do not have potable drinking water. Only 129 of the 202 sites report access to a market. 105 (52%) of the 202 displacement sites are at schools. 105 of the 202 sites do not have separate bathing areas for male and female IDPs.