Malawi President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has assured victims of the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in some districts in the Southern Region that his government will provide maximum support to them.
He has since expressed deep sadness at the loss of life and destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Freddy in some districts in the Southern Region.
The cyclone reportedly claimed over 200 lives and destroyed dozens of homes in the Southern Region of Malawi.
In his speech at the Kamuzu International Airport on his arrival from Doha, Qatar, where he attended the United Nations 5th Conference of Least Developed Countries in Qatar, Chakwera, assured that his government will provide the needed support to the victims.
He emphasized the need for urgent action and support.
President Chakwera also traveled to South Africa, where he carried out a number of bilateral engagements, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He urged all stakeholders to prioritize the safety and well-being of those affected by Cyclone Freddy and to work together to provide urgent support and assistance.
The Malawi Government has declared a state of disaster in the affected areas, and international partners and humanitarian organizations have responded to provide relief and support.