The sprawling Dzaleka Refugee Camp, about 40Km north of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, is “home” to some 45,000 refugees from around 8 African nations.
The conditions in the camp are pitiful and, without access to farmland, for the most part the inhabitants are totally reliant upon meagre food handouts from World Food Programme, UNHCR and other Non-Governmental Organisations. It is a very difficult existence.
Volunteers from SALT visit the camp regularly, and are privileged to help a small group of Refugee Volunteers who, against the odds, operate a simple school and provide refugee children with a good, basic education.
Among the children are many orphans, some of whom have witnessed awful atrocities. Our friends in Dzaleka try, as they are able, to provide 3 meals per day for around 100 such orphaned children – 5 days per week. Sadly, we have often visited the camp, only to find their stores almost, or completely empty.
CAD$ 1.70 provides three meals a day for 1 orphaned child. CAD$10 will feed him / her for a week.
We are encouraging you to consider how you may be able to help