Cyclone Freddy! Urgent help for children in Malawi


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Started on 14th March 2023 Hove, UK

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Lumi Education posted an update on 22nd March 2023

Food for 90 families already distributed

Thank you so much for all your donations. They already helped 90+ families! 

Our wonderful man in Blantyre managed to buy 200 kg of maize flour, 100 packets of sugar,100 packets of soya pieces and deliver tthe food to 90 families. Each family received 2kg of maize flour, 1 packet of sugar and 1 packet of soya pieces. 


Thank you so much.


Southern Malawi is hit badly by Cyclone Freddy! 

Children around Jimbe primary school in NENO distric need our urgent essential help! The raised funds will be immediately used to buy essentials such as food, water and clothing by our team on the ground.

After the worst Cholera outbreak in history Southern Malawi is now facing even bigger challenge - a battle with the strongest and longest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, according to the World Meteorological Organization. 

Experts says climate change is making tropical storms around the world wetter, windier and more intense!

Our fellow trustee, team and friends living in Blantyre are facing the disaster and are regularly updating us on the situation. We are happy for every minute they have power and are able to communicate with us. Our hearts are broken and we are sending them love and prayers constantly.

People living in rural areas are basically cut. The simple houses are most likely wiped out, there are no cars, the infrastructure is damaged and the whole region is facing power cuts. There is no access for rescue teams so it is very difficult to predict the damage and lost of lives.

Southern Malawi doesn't have present of any humanitarian aid, neither present of NGO's.

Malawi’s government has declared a “state of disaster” in the southern region of the country including Neno district (one of the poorest districts in the country) and Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial capital.

As of 18th March, 2023, 86,604 households have been displaced total 362,928 Internally  Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are currently residing in 506 camps set up for those  who have lost their homes and belongings, while 445 people have  died, 282 are missing, and 918 have sustained various injuries. Public infrastructure such as  schools, health facilities, and district and main roads have been damaged in all affected districts.

Government is already responding to the emergencies, rendering urgent assistance to all affected districts, and appealing for local and international support for all the families affected by this disaster.


Very Intense Tropical Cyclone Freddy is an extremely long-lived, powerful, and destructive tropical cyclone which became the longest-lived tropical cyclone on record, surpassing Hurricane John'srecord of 31 days in 1994. It also has the highest accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) of any tropical cyclone, surpassing Hurricane Ioke's record of 82 and affected the Mascarene Islands, Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi.
Experts says climate change is making tropical storms around the world wetter, windier and more intense.

Our thoughts are with all people in worst affected areas. Sending love to our fellow friends and volunteers in Blantyre.

We are ready to help! 
Good people please DONATE and SHARE WIDELY with your families and friends. Every £ helps!

Thank you.

Lumi Education team


Elena Kerrigan
13th July 2023 at 3:19pm

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Samantha L Kimblin
12th July 2023 at 7:28pm

This is for the Art of Dance children's dance video, in aid of the children of Malawi

Samantha L Kimblin
12th July 2023 at 7:27pm

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Chris Neill
4th April 2023 at 7:42am

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Olivier magnier
2nd April 2023 at 5:54pm

Let’s hope that Malawi survives this terrible cyclone. We love Malawi

Olivier magnier
2nd April 2023 at 5:52pm

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Simon Beloe
2nd April 2023 at 3:28pm


Simon Beloe
2nd April 2023 at 3:27pm

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27th March 2023 at 12:26am

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