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Communities start benefiting from constructed evacuation centres
16 Dec 2020

Communities start benefiting from constructed evacuation centres

Communities surrounding evacuation centres [places designed to host displaced populations from any type of disasters] have started benefiting from the structures, prior to their full operation.
The Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) has constructed the centres in five flood-prone districts of Chikwawa (T/A Katunga), Balaka (T/A Amidu), Phalombe (T/A Jenala), Zomba (T/A Mwambo) and Mangochi (T/A Chimwala); with funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), formerly Department for International Development (DFID).
The centres will ease pressure on education facilities, especially in circumstances where displaced households seek refuge in nearby schools.
In the pictures, children surrounding the center constructed in Ng’anjo Village, T/A Jenala in Phalombe District, draw water from the facility, for household use as contractors wind up construction works prior to the official handover ceremony of the centres to local authorities.