Cargo Facts forwards the following appeal from Airlink, a 24/7 humanitarian response organization that links pre-qualified nonprofits with airlines. For more information on how to help, visit the Airlink website.
Airlink is currently helping its partners respond to severe flooding in Malawi as a result of far-above-average rainfall in January. The situation on the ground in Malawi is dire. Reports suggest that 1.15 million people have been affected by the floods, of which 336,000 people displaced, 176 have died, and dozens remain unaccounted for. Many homes have been made uninhabitable, crops have been destroyed throughout the country, and sanitation systems are very poor or have been completely washed away, even in relocation sites.
We are receiving requests to support relief workers and aid to affected communities from our NGO partners, and we have already helped move six relief workers into the country from All Hands Volunteers in order to perform reconnaissance, damage assessments, and long-term recovery