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Malawi Flooding Crisis

  • Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 14 March 2019
  • Motion reference: S5M-16375

That the Parliament recognises the devastating human impact that widespread floods are having in Malawi; acknowledges that latest figures suggest some 56 people have so far died in southern Malawi, with 577 injured, 83,000 displaced and almost half a million affected; notes that many friends and partners of Scotland have been caught up in this disaster, and that numerous Scotland-Malawi links are urgently working to respond to this crisis; welcomes the Scottish Government’s lifesaving additional allocation of £175,000 to support secure water supplies and treat contamination in the immediate aftermath of the disaster; recognises the coordination and support being offered by the Scotland Malawi Partnership; understands that, sadly, tropical cyclone Idai will bring further heavy rain and flooding in the coming days; recognises that civic links with Malawi are active in every Scottish constituency, and considers that Scotland should continue to provide support and assistance to its close friends in Africa at this difficult time.

Supported by: Alasdair Allan, Tom Arthur, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Angela Constance, Annabelle Ewing, John Finnie, Kenneth Gibson, Rhoda Grant, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Richard Lyle, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Margaret Mitchell, Gil Paterson, Mark Ruskell, Elaine Smith, Colin Smyth, Alexander Stewart, David Stewart, Maureen Watt, Andy Wightman