Effects of Cyclone Freddy on Women and Girls

By Roseby Gama Gadama (Parliamentary Women Caucus Chairperson)

The Southern African country, Malawi, is get popular with occurrence of deadly tropical cyclone waves. Cyclone Freddy which made a landfall last month, March 2023, is one of the biggest cyclones that ever happened in memory to have caused such as grave destruction to the country.

Unlike the impact of the notable cyclones that hit in the recent past such as; Idai, Kenneth, Anna, and Gombe, cyclone Freddy has affected 15 districts of the southern part of the country, displacing over 500 thousand people and claimed over 500 lives. Scores of people were left in serious injuries with over 500 people missing.

Malawi Voice Extract