Woman and children in front of damaged home

Cyclone Ana, Malawi

Woman and children in front of damaged home
Woman and children in front of damaged home
January 2022

People Helped


Humanitarian Needs

Tropical storm Ana made landfall in Mozambique on 24 January 2022 and later headed for southern Malawi. The storm triggered torrential rains over most areas of Malawi with highest rainfall amounts recorded in the southern region of the country.

Ana caused massive destruction of houses, bridges, roads, schools and other infrastructure, loss of livestock due to drowning, flooding of crops and contamination of water sources. Thousands of people were displaced, leading to safety risks for vulnerable people, especially in camps.

Humanitarian Response

World Vision is rehabilitating boreholes, constructing temporary latrines, and distributing buckets and water purifications tablets to ensure access to potable water and sanitation. World Vision and Plan are distributing hygiene kits and conducting awareness sessions on healthy hygiene practices.

World Vision and Plan are providing blankets, tarps and kitchen items to affected households and assisting in temporary shelter construction.

Both agencies are responding to potential risks for children by establishing or reinforcing protection committees in camps and communities, creating safe playing areas for children, and establishing a robust complaints and feedback mechanism.

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