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Malawi needs aid for earthquake victims

afrol News, 21 December - The government of Malawi has send an emergency appeal following a series of earthquakes in the northern district of Karonga.

The country's disaster authority issued the appeal yesterday following another tremoer which reportedly killed at least three people injuring a dozen others.

“We immediately need family tents so that the families are not separated. We also immediately need maize flour, soya for children, salt, beans, cooking oil, blankets, kitchen utensils, plastic sheets, poles for temporary houses and jerry cans,” Lilian Ng’oma, the Commissioner of the disaster management authority said in the emergency appeal.

The Commissioner was also reported in the local media saying well wishers and other donor organisations should help with bigger tents so that children whose schools have been affected can be kept at school.

Last week the country's president Bingu wa Mutharika, already opened the donations fund, but the country was yet to make further assessment of the situation before a national dister could be declared.

Government officials have said some 6,000 people have been affected by the quakes, with the last one said to have measured 6.2 on the Richter scale.

The Sunday earthquake was the fourth to hit the northern district since early December.

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