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Shelterbox provide aid to the flood hit in Malawi

Shelterbox provide aid to the flood hit in Malawi Credit: ITV News West Country

A Cornwall based charity is preparing to deliver aid to Malawi after last month's floods.

Shelterbox have been preparing packs including tents and cooking equipment.

They're expected to start distributing them to the the hundreds of thousands of people who have been left homeless after the worst floods in the country for four decades.

ShelterBox Response Team member Johnny O’Shea journeyed to Chikwawa and found 2,700 people housed in an emergency centre that only had only two rudimentary latrines.

The people have come from six villages about six kilometres away, which were washed away by the flash floods. While they had escaped, friends and family members are still missing.

Many people don’t want to return to their villages as they say that they are too dangerous, but conditions in some of the temporary camps are just as frightening, with reports of crocodile attacks and fatal cases of malaria.

– Johnny O’Shea, ShelterBox Response Team member

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The moment a blind man got his sight back

A woman from Devon has captured the moment a blind man's sight was restored, as part of a project in Malawi in Africa.

Rachel Palmer filmed the operation, which was broadcast live on the internet around the world. When the bandage was removed, the man was able to see his 18 month old grandson for the first time.

Watch what happened in the following video, courtesy of Sightsavers.

Devon journalist films blind man's sight restored

Winesi, who was blind, got to see his grandson for the first time Credit: SeeTheMiracle

A woman from Devon has captured the moment a blind man's sight was restored, as part of a project in Malawi in Africa. Rachel Palmer filmed the operation, which was broadcast live on the internet around the world. When the bandage was removed, the man was able to see his 18 month old grandson for the first time.

It was absolutely incredible. One of the most amazing things I've seen. Being able to give someone back their sight also means giving back their life and it was just remarkable, the difference in this one guy, Winesi, who we followed. He had a whole new lease of life and he actually said "before when I was blind, I felt like I was dead and I feel like I've been reborn now."

– Rachel Palmer, Multimedia journalist

Soldiers Race the Malawi Olympic Team

Over 100 Soldiers and family members took part today Credit: Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

Soldiers with the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps based at the Imjin Barracks, Innsworth, Gloucestershire raced against three Olympic athletes from Malawi today. The team are training at theUniversity of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus in the build up to the games.

They raced to complete the standard fitness test for British Soldiers - 2 minutes of press-ups followed by 2 minutes of sit-ups followed by a 1.5 mile run.

Olympic athletes from Malawi training today Credit: Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

The Malawi Olympic athletes included marathon runner Mike Tebulo, marathon pace-setter John Kayange and 400m sprinter Ambwene Simkonda. Kayange won with the fastest time of 7.36 minutes.