Malawi Country content en Japan Supports WFP Response To El Nino-Induced Drought Causing Hunger In Malawi LILONGWE – The Government of Japan has provided US$1.85 million to support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operation in Malawi where 6.5 million people  need urgent food assistance until March next year. Contributions to WFP Malawi Africa Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:54:34 +0000 WFP 650181 at Japan Contributes US$5 Million To Help WFP Emergency Operations In Southern Africa JOHANNESBURG - The Government of Japan has announced a donation of US$5 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) emergency operations in southern Africa, where hundreds of thousands of people are currently facing food shortages due to drought, resulting in significant increases in acute food insecurity and malnutrition. Contributions to WFP Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Swaziland Africa Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:41:12 +0000 WFP 650180 at WFP’s Share The Meal App Fundraises For School Children Affected By El Niño Drought In Malawi ROME/LILONGWE – Starting today, the World Food Programme’s ShareTheMeal app will fundraise to support emergency food relief in Malawi, following one of the strongest El Niño weather events on record. The goal is to provide school meals for an entire year to 58,000 school children in Zomba, a district in southern Malawi severely affected by drought and experiencing high levels of food insecurity.  School Meals Malawi Global Africa Droughts School Meals Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000 WFP 650141 at WFP Begins Unprecedented Emergency Food Relief Operation In Drought-Hit Malawi LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a new round of life-saving relief operations in Malawi where as many as 6.5 million people – nearly 40 percent of the population – may require emergency assistance in coming months. This is set to become the largest ever emergency food relief operation in the country’s history.  Responding to Emergencies Malawi Global Africa Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin Droughts Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:12:30 +0000 WFP 650067 at WFP Executive Director Visits Drought-Hit Malawi LILONGWE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will visit Malawi next week at a time when the country is facing its worst food security crisis in decades. Ms. Cousin is due to arrive in the southern African country on Monday 18 and to stay till Wednesday 20 July.  ED - E.Cousin Malawi Africa Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:01:10 +0000 WFP 650047 at Challenges Abound for Refugees in Malawi 20 June is World Refugee Day. In Malawi, WFP’s monthly distributions cover about 90 percent of food consumed by refugees. Without new contributions, WFP faces critical shortfalls that will aggravate the already fragile food security situation of Dzaleka camp.  Malawi Africa Refugees and IDPs Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:02:57 +0000 Melissa Gibson 649892 at Refugees In Malawi Tell Their Stories WFP has been providing food assistance at Dzaleka Refugee Camp – Malawi’s primary official location for refugees – for over two decades. The camp now hosts more than 26,000 people, most of whom are from the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions. Recently, unrest in neighbouring Mozambique has resulted in an influx of people – more than 7,000 – seeking refuge in Malawi. WFP is also providing food assistance to this vulnerable group. WFP’s monthly distributions - of maize, pulses, fortified vegetable oil and fortified,blended food - make up around 90 percent of food consumed by refugees. WFP’s food assistance plays a crucial role in meeting the basic food needs of refugees and helping prevent malnutrition. To continue providing food assistance, WFP urgently requires US$8.4 million through May 2017. Without new contributions, food stocks will entirely be depleted by the end of November 2016.  Malawi Africa Refugees and IDPs Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:57:37 +0000 Melissa Gibson 649883 at R4 Insurance Initiative Triggers Payouts to Farmers Affected by El Niño "We sow, and if the rains don’t come, the insurance allows us to still feed our children" – Aissata, a farmer in Medina Diakha, Senegal. Algeria Ethiopia Malawi Senegal Africa Climate Change Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:55:02 +0000 Azzurra Massimino 649805 at WFP National Ambassador Against Hunger Calls For Sustained Efforts To Break Cycle Of Hunger In Malawi LILONGWE - Leading Japanese model and UN World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Kurara Chibana, has said she was impressed to see communities affected by last year’s floods and more recently by drought working hard to recover their livelihoods in Malawi. Malawi Africa Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:30:56 +0000 WFP 649804 at Helping Farmers Cope With Climate Change - A Story From Malawi WFP is helping farmers endure the effects of  El Niño in Malawi with an innovative approach to building resilience.  Climate Change Contributions to WFP Disaster Risk Reduction Food For Assets Preventing Hunger Malawi Local Africa Climate Change Droughts Food for Assets Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:06:28 +0000 Sarah Rawson 649757 at