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Minister for Europe and International Development, Humza Yousaf MSP, has announced more than £9 million of funding for development projects in Malawi. A total of 20 projects will be funded over the next three years. NIDOS welcomes Scottish Government's continued support for Malawi, particularly following the recent flooding.
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The Scottish Government has announced £150,000 of emergency funding in response to the severe flooding in Malawi.
DFID has announced support from its £3.8 million fund for disasters in Malawi, providing food and shelter to those affected by the floods. DFID will continuing to monitor the situation for potential further UK support. A DFID spokesperson said, "The UK government is also working closely with the Scottish government to provide advice on where their offer of support is best targeted.”
EMMS International has launched an emergency response appeal for the Malawi floods. Heavy rain has led to severe flooding across Malawi. As of 15 January 100,000 people are affected, 70,000 people have fled their homes and 48 people have died.These numbers are expected to rise, with the southern districts worst affected. The floods are having a devastating effect on people with access to food, healthcare and shelter at risk for thousands of people.
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