Malawi Flood Response DTM Round I Report

Contact
DTM Malawi, DTMMalawi@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Malawi
Period Covered
Mar 01 2015 -
Mar 31 2015
Activity
  • Baseline Assessment
  • Mobility Tracking

Summary

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.

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