Road to Relief and Asian Muslim Relief Aid (AMRA) has donated relief items worth 18 million kwacha to 600 people in Lirangwe and Chileka in Blantyre.

Speaking to Radio Islam after donating to 400 people affected by heavy rains in the area of group village Lunguzi in Lirangwe, board member of Road to Relief Mehreen Jussab said they organized a fund raising activity to source money for assisting flood victims in Malawi.

Jussab said Road to Relief has partnered with AMRA in distributing relief items because AMRA has a good and effective system of identifying victims through Department of Disaster Management Affairs and district council offices.

Commenting Amir Jakhura, official of Asian Relief Aid (AMRA) said his organization is geared to distribute fifteen thousand relief packs to flood victims in Malawi.

Jakhura said AMRA has set aside 450 million kwacha for the program this year alone.

He said Road to Relief and AMRA have reached out to 400 people in Lirangwe and 200 in Chileka with relief items respectively.

Abigail Anafi one of the beneficiaries commended the two organizations for the donation saying it will reduce shortage of food in their families.

Anafi said her properties were damaged by heavy rains.

Al-Baraka Charity Trust ACT has bemoaned the tendency of some organizations that are distributing relief items based on religious and political affiliation.

This has been said during the distribution of relief items to 200 flood victims in the area of Traditional Authority Mthiramanja in Mulanje district where it also finished its first phase.

Speaking director of finance and administration at ACT Saeed Witness said if the tendency continues it can affect implementation of developmental activities as only the same people benefit.

Witness also announced that his organization will soon roll out second phase which will target districts of Mangochi, Mulanje, Chikwawa and Balaka.

In the first phase of relief distribution exercise ACT reached out to 800 households in Mangochi, Balaka, Blantyre and Mulanje districts with support from Petroda Malawi limited.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries group village headman Majiya commended ACT for the donation.

He however asked other organizations to consider reconstructing houses for some of the victims as most of them cannot manage on their own.