Karonga Diocese through its Development Desk has assisted communities in Karonga District with construction materials to people who were affected by floods in the rain season of 2016/2017. Karonga District received fairly normal to above normal rainfall amounts. The district received persistent heavy rains in most areas which eventually led to increased flash floods and water logging leading to loss of lives, injuries, massive damage to houses, household property and infrastructure. Due to this, some households were displaced and they needed to be assisted with construction material for them to have a permanent shelter.
The Development Desk with funding from Catholic Relief Services assisted the affected household with Iron sheets, Cement, Door frames, Window frames, Solignum gallons and Nails. In total 316 households have been assisted.
One of the targeted houses that was affected by both heavy rains and cyclones is Mr Kalambo in Village Head Shemu Mwakasungula under Group Village Head Mweniyumba of Kyungu.