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Airbus Foundation and Red Cross aid flight to Malawi

Airbus delivers aid to Malawi

The Airbus Corporate Foundation has used an Airbus A330 test aircraft to transport 33 tonnes of equipment (some, 3,000 kitchen sets, 9,000 mosquito nets and 4,000 tarpaulins) from Las Palmas, Spain to Lilongwe, Malawi, to provide emergency shelter after the countrys worst floods in nearly a quarter of a century left thousands homeless. (c) Airbus Corporate Foundation

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Firebrand Patricia Kaliati has a softside, says Malawians should love and respect Albinos

Patricia KaliatiBLANTYRE (Maravipost):Reacting to rising attacks on albinos in the country, Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Firebrand Patricia Kaliati, has asked all Malawians to show love respect to people living with Albinism.

An individual with complete absence of melanin is called an albino. One with only a small amount of melanin is described as albinoid. People with albinism are very pale with fair hair and very light eyes. In some people, the eyes appear red or purple, depending on the amount of pigment.

US TV Anchor Brian Williams caught in a lie, retracts fake Iraq War tale after soldiers protest

 

Brian Williams - Screenshot from YouTube user Washington Free BeaconIn a recent broadcast paying tribute to an Iraq War veteran, NBC’s Brian Williams said that he was onboard a helicopter brought down by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003. However, he has now retracted the story after soldiers present exposed his claim as a lie.

Williams addressed his “bungled” story on his show Wednesday night. He also recanted the story in an interview with the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, also published Wednesday.

“I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams said. “I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft.”

Malawi NGO saves 12 Girls from child marriages, they are back in school

Child Early marriage

Dowa, February 6, 2015: A local NGO- Organization for Sustainable Social –Economic Development Initiative (OSSED) with help from the community child rights and protection committees has withdrawn 13 girls from child marriages and are back to school in Dowa.

Speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency, the Assistant Project Coordinator, and George Kawali said the 12 girls withdrawn are all in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Chakhadza and are back to school at Chikwhiri primary school in the district.

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Ireland to dispatch 58 tonnes of emergency supplies to Malawi Flood Victims

Malawi FloodsIreland dispatched thousands of blankets, tents, mosquito nets, soap, jerry cans and other urgent supplies to assist families affected by the recent severe flooding in Malawi, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, have announced.

58 tonnes of Irish stocks will be distributed by Irish Aid partners, Concern Universal, GOAL, Trócaire, Concern Worldwide and the Evangelical Association of Malawi. The supplies will be directed to help displaced families in the worst affected districts in the Southern Region of Malawi.

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