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Malawi in calmer times

Malawi as publicised in London last November

In the news recently, you may have seen images of the floods that have hit Malawi, displacing 200,000 people.

Whilst Malawi’s tourist infrastructure and lodges remain unaffected by the recent rains and floods, you should still book that once-in-a lifetime holiday to this beautiful country.  Members of Malawi’s tourist industry are at the forefront of efforts to help flood victims so supporting them is a great way to help. With tourism being such an key generator of foreign income for Malawi, and lodges being so important to local employment and so active in community projects, the more visitors Malawi has the quicker it will recover from the disruption caused by the floods.

But many Malawians are suffering, with lives lost and many thousands made homeless. If you would like to make a donation to assist those in most need, please see the message below from the Malawi Association in the UK. Until the end of January, donations made through this link will be doubled by the UK government.

One of those affected by the floods, Eliza Gift, said, “Within an hour, the whole area where there were villages, our gardens and schools became a lake. We saw people being swept away as I, my husband and child, clung to a tree for two days.”

Apart from money, tents, shelter, blankets, food and, of course, fresh water is required.

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