In regions Malawi and Africa and in groups Malawi and Africa

Malawi TS Ana - 2022

2022-06 Factsheet - Malawi TS Ana - 2022

June 2022
Olaf Steenbergen / IFRC and Global Shelter Cluster, 2022


From the very beginning, many partners were involved as one-off support. A total of 37 partners (including government) provided assistance in different forms emergency shelter, NFIs and cash transfers; as of August 2022, 4 partners are still actively involved including two government agencies. Active cluster partners primarily IOM, MRCS, CRS, Habitat for Humanity.


Key figures from the emergency phase:

- From combined TS Ana and Gombe- 59,860 houses were completely destroyed, and 135,941 houses were damaged

- Overall reach of the shelter cluster in emergency phase will be 33,674 HH reached with emergency shelter support, and 40,546 HH supported with NFIs  (includes ~ 9,235 HH to be reached through ongoing activities)


By organization:

MRCS has reached over 7,000 HH with emergency shelter support and NFIs, and has ongoing recovery activities for an additional 8,770 HH (districts Chikwawa, Nsanje, Mulanje, and Phalombe)

IOM supported 36 camps with site management services in 4 districts

CRS supported for 5,000 HHs in emergency shelter, 750HHs with food items, 1743 HHs with multi purpose cash transfers and 2000 HH with NFIs (districts: Chikwawa, Phalombe and Nsanje)

Care reached 1120 HHs with emergency shelter support and NFIs in 4 districts (NE, PE, CK and Mulanje)

Habitat for Humanity – reached 730 HHs in Chikwawa with emergency shelter and NFIs


Ongoing response activities in emergency shelter:

- Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) projects, implemented by IOM (465 HH being supported with return package) and MRCS (3500 HH will receive support with emergency shelter and NFIs (return package); 500 HH supported with cash for shelter support)

- Ongoing activities of IFRC/Malawi Red Cross Appeal (4520 HH to be supported with cash for shelter improvements and NFIs; roll out of Kuwait RC support for cash-based shelter support targeting 250 HHs)


Cluster planning for the recovery phase

Limited organizations have secured funding for recovery activities:

- MRCS supporting construction of 30 permanent shelters in Chikwawa and Nsanje

- CRS has proposal for transitional shelter for 942 houses, funding not yet confirmed

- Training of artisans on housing construction is ongoing and supported by government

- Applying advisory support from Global Shelter Cluster and CRS to guide cash-based shelter programming in Malawi context

- Cluster continues to work on technical standards for recovery- for housing design and materials, size of settlement for household, site selection, other.

- Monitoring of emergency shelter support to vulnerable households to be undertaken


Challenges for recovery phase:

- Lack of funding resources for transitional and permanent shelter support

- Lack of resources also impacts quality of emergency response

- Identification of suitable land for relocation and housing reconstruction

- High number of affected households will rely on self-recovery and may not receive any external assistance from either emergency or recovery phases

- 12,012 HH still remain in camps

- Increased advocacy needed for humanitarian support to the affected population

Coverage against targets