Since being present in Bangula, Iris Africa has responded to every
disaster in the area bringing relief to victims of famine, floods and drought. In 2005 we provided food during a famine. In 2007 and 2008 we responded with food and water treatment to displaced flood victims living in refugee camps in Malawi and Mozambique. In 2010 we responded by providing seed to households who suffered complete crop failure due to the rainy season drought. In January 2012, we responded the day after the flash flood with food and continued to work with the local police to distribute food for some time after. In January 2015, we responded by rescuing nearly 150 people who were stranded on ant hills and in trees due to flooding. We are continuing our efforts with food distribution and we will be here when all other NGOs have left.
We are able to do this disaster relief and rescuing because we have been blessed with strong equipment, such as Steyr and Pinzgaur trucks that are built tough to carry heavy loads through challenging terrain. We also have two 16’ aluminum motor boats to assist during times of flooding and a portable 22 Kva generator.