2520 Children Defiled in Nkhata Bay

Nkhata Bay District Social Welfare Office says it registered 5, 600 abuse cases out of which 2, 520 were defilement cases between June 2017 and February 2018. Speaking in an interview on Friday, the district’s social welfare officer, Lickson Ng’ambi said the office is overwhelmed with the cases describing the situation as sad. He attributed the abuse cases to lack of parental care saying most parents in the district migrate to South Africa or Tanzania for greener pasture leaving…

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Stressed by Open Defecation; “Anthu Aku Nkhata Bay Tatopa Ndikunyera Kutchire”

Girls, women and children are enduring a life of open defecation in Nkhata Bay District due to lack of toilets. A 14-year-old girl, whom we shall call Mercy because she refused to be named, says girls in her area are leading a stressful life because almost all households in her area of Group Village Head (GVH) Kakhongwe in Traditional Authority (TA) Mankhambira do not have toilets. “People defecate openly here,” she says. “When I’m pressed, I just go to…

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