Ronnex Chiwanda

Ronnex Chiwanda
Local leaders living along the Malawi-Mozambique border line in Phalombe say they are on high alert to ensure that the girl child should not drop out of school and get married owing to the devastating effects of cyclone Freddy.
Law enforcement agencies in Phalombe have challenged local structures in the district to report human rights violations against minors to relevant authorities for action.

Development Communications Trust (DCT) has called on journalists in the country to report objectively on issues concerning children and the youth  arguing their actions in such reports can perpetrate violence against minors.

The Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) says over 2000 clients affected by the devastating effects of Cyclone Freddy have been reached with sexual and reproductive health services in Phalombe district.

A local community-based organization - Ufulu Wathu CBO says it has facilitated termination of 1, 000 child marriages under Senior Chief Nazombe in Phalombe district.

A recent research conducted by Nkhumba Youth Network in Phalombe has revealed that child marriages, gender-based violence and harmful cultural practices are prevalent in matrilineal societies in the district.

The Africa Project against Suicide (APAS) has challenged Tropical Cyclone Freddy survivors that there is hope after the devastating effects of floods which disrupted their livelihoods.
The Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM) has called for concerted efforts to avert the further spreading of invasive alien species that are posing threats to the environment. 

Medicins Sans  Frontieres (MSF) has made fresh calls to the government and players in the humanitarian sector to support the people of Nkhulambe in the Phalombe district with medical and non-medical supplies after tropical Cyclone Freddy induced floods damaged the facility.

Churches Action in Relief Development (CARD) has challenged Tropical Cyclone Freddy survivors in Phalombe to ensure that recovery relief packages that development partners and the government are donating should be used for the intended purpose.

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