Flash floods have left thousands of people homeless and crops washed away in the Karonga district, about 300 km north of the capital Lilongwe, Malawi. According to Karonga District Commissioner, more than 20 villages have been completely flattened by the floods.
Zawtika, the 35 year-old abbot of a small village monastery in Bogalay smiles while he gazes at the small bamboo huts and green rice fields that follow the winding banks of a little river. The river is also the community’s lifeline to the greater world as one can only get here by boat – the village is at least three hours from the nearest larger town and seven hours from Yangon.
The paddy farmers are busy again 2 ½ years after Cyclone Nargis hit southern Myanmar. The monsoon has just set in so the fields need to be ploughed, seeds need to go in the ground and the small rice seedlings have to be transplanted before it is too late.
Refugees in tent camps are subject to sexual violation both from other refugees and employees of the UN and NGOs states a new report made by DanChurchAid partner HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership). As a consequence DanChurchAid will take serious steps to avert the horrible violations.
Gibson Missa is holding up a deep blue index finger. “I finally got to register today. When we signed the peace agreement back in 2005, I never imagined we would actually get to this point.”
DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking to hire a Country representative for our Country programme for Mine Action and Food Security in DR Congo.