KOICA impressed with HFHM work on response to Cyclone Idai

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) supported Habitat for Humanity Malawi (HFHM) with ₩ 63.74 million South Korean Won (KRW) an equivalent of U$D 57.42 thousand dollars in form of humanitarian assistance to recover the damage from the Cyclone Idai. The support was used to assist 140 Households at Chabuka Camp in Group Village Headman Chabuka, Traditional Authority Lundu in Chikwawa District.
Through the support, HFHM assisted the affected 140 families with Emergency Shelter Kits (ESKs) which comprised of tarpaulins, basic, poles, planks, and basic working tools to help the families build back better as they return to their places. KOICA and Habitat for Humanity Korea visited Chikwawa to monitor the implementation of the project and identify the possible project interventions towards the families affected by the disasters. One of the visiting staff from KOICA Mozambique Office, Ms. Shin Mihye, The Development Cooperation Officer, was impressed with the commitment of HFHM in the project to ensure that families have shelter when disaster strikes. Following the monitoring visit, Mihye appreciated the impact of the project on the families that benefited from the ESKs and retaliated KOICA commitment to assist Malawi in responding with humanitarian assistance during disasters. As such KOICA came to Malawi to learn what people want to improve their resilience.

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Mr. JaeYeon Jo, The Staff from HFH Korea, was also pleased with the efforts of HFHM in trying to provide shelter to the families in Chikwawa who were affected with floods. Mr. Francis Sande, the Construction Specialist from HFHM thanked KOICA for supporting HFHM in responding to disaster.
Chabuka was one of the 173 camps which were instituted to host the people that were displaced with floods caused by Cyclone Idai. 487 House Holds were affected, 247 houses were destroyed and 239 houses were inhabitable and 1 person was injured in the area.

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