Mbidi Evacuation Camp, which is in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwambo in Zomba, has yet to receive support from the government and its development partners, close to three weeks since Cyclone Freddy hit.
This was revealed when Zomba Press Club donated assorted food and non-food items to the camp.
The club’s president Titus Linzi urged other organizations to donate to the survivors, stressing that people in the camps are living destitute lives.
“We decide to visit our friends with the little we raised, we donated clothes, soya pieces, sugar, salt and soap among others,” said Linzi.
Chairperson for Mbidi Evacuation Camp, Justin Chimombo, said the donation had come at a right time when people are going out hungry.
“We are 120 families here and we have only received 5 bags of maize for the whole camp and 5kg of flour for every family. The donations comes from our MP since then we are staying without food and we are asking for well-wishers to remember us, as what are fellow friends in different camps are remembered,” Chimombo disclosed.
Mbidi camp in located in Tradition Mwambo along Jali road in Zomba.
Over 3411 household equivalent to 5000 people have been affected by cyclone freddy in Balaka District.