Response to Malawi food Crisis

Response to Malawi food Crisis

Open Arms has scaled up its programmes in response to the food shortage hitting Malawi. 190 families suffering from a shortage in food,  will soon be assisted with essential supplies from Open Arms Infant Homes. During our Outreach visits in the Southern Region of the country, early signs of malnutrition have been recognised, especially among…

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Isaac’s story: supporting families now and in the future

Isaac’s story: supporting families now and in the future

The January rains sadly brought devastation and displacement for many families across Malawi. One such family to lose their home was that of Isaac Mbwana, a lively 7 year old boy who we have supported since he first arrived at Open Arms as an 11 month old baby in 2009. Thankfully, with your support, we have been able to step in and…

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Thank You !

In January this year, the Southern region of Malawi received 400 percent higher than usual rainfall, causing the Shire River to reach its highest levels in 30 years. More than 1.1 million people were affected by the disaster and more than approximately 40,000 hectares of cropland were submerged by floodwaters. 230,000 displaced people were recorded…

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Malawi Floods Update

Malawi Floods Update

THANK YOU! With your help we have raised a fantastic £5979.20 through our emergency appeal. We can’t thank you enough. This is what we have been able to achieve with your donations; ·       Provide emergency lighting and bottled water when there was no water or electricity ·       Fix the damaged roof at Open Arms in…

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Open Arms Emergency Fund

Open Arms Emergency Fund

Following the devastation floods in Malawi Open Arms has established an emergency fund to meet the needs of the people in our care, and their families. Not only does this include the 110 children in our residential care, but also our staff who have been effected by the flooding, and the children who are supported…

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Malawi Floods; update 22 January

Malawi Floods; update 22 January

The recent cyclonic weather patterns have wreaked complete havoc on the people the already very poor nation of Malawi. We are fortunate that Open Arms Blantyre is situated on the Highlands. The areas of major flooding occurred around the River Shire in the low lying areas. Hundreds of people are reported drowned and hundreds of…

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