News release

2 October 2013

LILONGWE – The Government of Malawi along with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners yesterday launched a relief operation to meet a rise in Malawi’s food needs due to bad weather during the growing season and high food prices. The areas of greatest need are more widely spread than last year and include the traditional surplus areas of central and northern Malawi.

22 March 2013

LILONGWE – The UK Government, through UKaid, has contributed US$7.8 million (£5 million pounds sterling) to the  United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)  to help provide school meals to children in Malawi.  

21 February 2013

The Government of Malawi has donated to the UN World Food Programme an extra 47,466 metric tons of maize from the country’s Strategic Grain Reserve.  This allocation, valued at $11.6 million (MK 4.18 billion), will bolster relief operations for nearly 2 million people identified by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee as food insecure.  This brings the total Government of Malawi relief contributions since August to 72,466 tones, worth $ 17.1 million (MK 6.2 billion). 

18 December 2012

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has  joined forces  with the Government of Malawi and mobile telecommunications company Airtel to launch an innovative  cash transfer programme to help  more than  100,000 people affected by food shortages in central and southern Malawi.  Funding for the initiative  is being provided by UKAID.

12 November 2012

LILONGWE – The United States Agency for International Development/Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) has contributed food valued at US$14.1 million (MK 4.23 billion) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help assist Malawians facing food shortages due to crop failure and high food prices.

7 September 2012

LILONGWE – The Government of Malawi, along with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners, have started food distributions to assist those hit by crop failure and high food prices.

13 July 2012

LILONGWE –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), along with Government and other partners, is gearing up to meet a large rise in Malawi’s food needs due to localised crop failure and high prices. Compared to the previous lean season, eight times as many Malawians will need food assistance in coming months.

National Capacity, Food Security Analysis, Nutrition
28 May 2012

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) signed a landmark agreement in Botswana on 25 May 2012 to work together to fight food insecurity in the 15 member countries of the SADC region of southern Africa.

21 February 2012

The Government is Brazil is providing $2 375 000 for a new local food purchase programme to be set up by FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) to benefit farmers and vulnerable populations in five African countries – Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal.

School Meals
4 November 2010

Due to inadequate funding, WFP had to temporarily suspend school meals for a half a million children in Malawi