May 08 2023
Record-breaking Cyclone Freddy hit Malawi in March, killing hundreds and displacing more than 500,000. Many schools were washed away; others were turned into temporary housing. In the weeks that followed, …
Superlatives are necessary when talking about Freddy, the longest-lasting tropical cyclone ever recorded anywhere in the world.
From Lilongwe, I travel five hours by road to Malawi’s commercial hub, Blantyre, which was battered by the intense winds and rain that accompanied Freddy and caused catastrophic flash floods.
The coordination meetings are underway. Those of us who have never met before are getting to know one another even as we assess the situation here in Malawi.