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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