Urgent aid supplies despatched to Malawi

Relief supplies for Malawi are loaded into a container at the weekend
Relief supplies for Malawi are loaded into a container at the weekend

Local charity F.R.O.M. Scotland (Famine Relief for Orphans in Malawi) have responded to the recent flooding in Southern Malawi by making £20,000 available to supply urgent aid to the country.

The funds will be used to purchase urgently needed relief supplies including shelters, provision of clean water, and food-stuff for people who appear to have lost everything, including their houses, crops, and possessions.

£10,000 has been allocated through the charity by the Scottish Government, mainly for disease prevention drugs.

A spokesman for the charity said that all this money has now been used and they are waiting for updates on what further help that the charity can give. He added, “Our grateful thanks must go to the people of the North East for their generous support in our appeal.

On Saturday, (January 31) more than a dozen hardy and willing volunteers braved the worst weather so far this winter with snow, sleet showers and biting northerly winds to load a 40 foot shipping container with supplies.

With the generous help of J G Ross’s Restaurant and Garioch Plant Hire, both at Highclere, Inverurie, F.R.O.M. Scotland were able to load the container with medical supplies, tents and shelters donated to the charity by organisations in North Scotland.