2 November 2010
WFP supports individuals and households affected by HIV/AIDS including orphans, chronically‐ill patients, patients on tuberculosis (TB) treatment and mothers enrolled in the prevention of mother‐to‐child transmission (PMTCT) programmes. HIV/AIDS interventions are being implemented in four districts (Chikhwawa, Kasungu, Nsanje and Phalombe).
28 May 2010
Malawi has been experiencing a steady influx of refugees as a result of civil conflicts and political instability throughout Africa. Most refugees in Malawi are from the Great Lakes region.
The majority of refugees enter Malawi via Tanzania through the northern district of Karonga. Upon entry into Malawi, new refugees are temporarily accommodated at Karonga transit shelter, then moved to Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District in the Central Region.
3 June 2009
WFP started its first operation in Malawi in January 1965, just six months after independence. In a normal year in Malawi, smallholder farmers run out of food about three months before the harvest. The collapse of the agriculture credit schemes in 1994 led to a reduction in seed and fertiliser uptake. As a result of this and the drought, there was a significant reduction in smallholder maize production.
11 September 2003
The regional emergency operation for the Southern Africa Crisis Response1 provided a cohesive response to a food crisis resulting from a combination of drought, economic decline, rising HIV/AIDS prevalence and governance problems