Malawi – Force majeure situation following Cyclone Freddy

17 March, 2023


Malawi Post, wishes to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that Cyclone Freddy, which hit the Southern Region of Malawi, caused very strong winds, floods, landslides and mudslides. Hundreds of people have died, thousands are displaced, and many people are missing.

There is significant damage to infrastructure, including offices and houses, and some roads are also impassable. Post offices and postal staff have also been affected: for example, Muloza post office was completely submerged, and the roofs of offices at Blantyre and Chichiri were damaged, leading to damage to office equipment and furniture.

Currently, it is not possible to establish contacts with around eight post offices.

Most offices in the affected area have been closed to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

Given this situation, Malawi Post has declared a force majeure situation.