Archbishop Msusa Encourages Cyclone Survivors to Keep Hope Alive
Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of Blantyre Archdiocese has encouraged Cyclone Freddy survivors not to despair amid their different needs after the devastation, writes Brenard Mwanza.
Malawi — Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of Blantyre Archdiocese has encouraged Cyclone Freddy survivors not to despair amid their different needs after the devastation, writes Brenard Mwanza.
The archbishop made the remarks on Saturday at Thuluwe evacuation camp under Traditional Authority Nkanda in Mulanje, which is currently accommodating over 150 affected people.
"Please remain committed to God. Different stakeholders are doing everything possible to support you," he said.
The church, through its partners, has donated items such as maize flour, bales of soya pieces, soap, plates, blankets, and buckets to cater to each affected person.
Member of Parliament for Mulanje Patsani Ebbie Matanda expressed relief that well-wishers have come out to support the survivors who have stayed more days without any food.
"I appeal for more support as the demand is huge since the area has over 50 camps," she said.
According to Mulanje district commissioner David Gondwe, the death toll in Mulanje alone currently stands at 91, and about 155 people are still missing, while 41 have been injured.
Close to 9,000 households have been affected in the district due to Cyclone Freddy, which has hit most districts of the southern region.
The archbishop's message of hope has brought comfort to the survivors, who are struggling to come to terms with the devastation caused by the cyclone. They are grateful for the support they have received so far and remain hopeful that more well-wishers will come to their aid.
As the recovery effort continues, the people of Mulanje are relying on the generosity of others to help them rebuild their lives and their communities.