Archive for April, 2020

Just the Beginning for Malawi but it’s Scary

April 27th, 2020

Lynn Clifford with her latest eyewitness account on how one of the world’s poorest countries is reacting to the threat of Covid-19. There’s scant awareness and very limited medical resources. But as ever, a sense of community shines through with colourful, homemade, washable face masks and efforts to spread information. Still, as Lynn says, it’s scary.

Lynn is Field Manager with WAG Malawi

Irish Embassy in Malawi Doing Us Proud

April 13th, 2020

Lynn Clifford gives us another frontline report on how Malawi is facing into Covid-19, and particularly how the Irish Ambassador in Malawi, Gerry Cunningham and his embassy staff there are keeping the channels of communication open, unlike many others.

“… As an Irish citizen away from home, we’ve had the most incredible communications and support from our Irish embassy.”

Embassy of Ireland, Malawi
Twitter: @IrlEmbMalawi

Last Flights from Malawi

April 3rd, 2020

Listen as Lynn reflects that the Covid-19 suspension of flights from Malawi on Mar 30 means, for the first time, she has no way home to Ireland.

“Today, the last flights leave Malawi. it has a very strange feel that for the first time, I’ve traveled a lot and been in a lot of countries, I’ve seen wars and all sorts of things in troubles in countries, but I’ve always had the option to go home. As of today, whatever happens, there is no way home. No way out. It’s daunting, if you think too much about it, but life must go on… The sun is shining, the birds are singing. It’s beautiful and hot here today. There’s been lots of elephants around. So life goes on. Here, anyway.” - LYNN CLIFFORD