Families displaced in Malawi after some of the worst flooding in more than 40 years (Johnny O’Shea/ShelterBox)
When ShelterBox response team members Johnny O’Shea (UK) and Sallie Buck (UK) arrived in Malawi last month, their role was to get a clear picture of the devastation caused by flooding in the south of the country and to identify the areas where people were most in need of shelter
The flooding, which is thought to be the worst in 40 years, has already displaced more than 230,000 people and has left many communities inaccessible.
This video shows Sallie and Johnny’s journey through the country to see the true extent of the flooding, where they encounter overcrowded camps as well as schools being used as emergency shelters.
Three ShelterBox response teams are currently in the process of distributing aid to people in the districts of Chikwawa, Zomba and Phalombe. Experienced Australian SRT member, Peter Pearce has flown out to lead one of the teams on the ground.