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16 May 2017

United States Provides Crucial Support For People Living With HIV/AIDS In Southern Africa

Johannesburg – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$13.4 million contribution from the United States government to support people living with HIV, AIDS and TB in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.
24 April 2017

Japan Plays Key Role In Supporting Food And Nutrition Security In Malawi

LILONGWE – The Government of Japan has made a US$3.7 million contribution to food and nutrition security activities run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF in Malawi. Of this sum, US$2.57 million went to WFP and US$1.13 million to UNICEF.
Contributions to WFP
27 September 2016

Malawi Government And WFP Import Maize For Emergency Distribution

BLANTYRE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is importing 55,000 metric tons of maize, thanks to a major contribution of nearly US$22 million from the Government of Malawi. The maize will meet the needs of up to 4.7 million people in drought-affected areas of Malawi over the coming months.

Contributions to WFP
12 August 2016

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
12 August 2016

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.

School Meals
3 August 2016

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. 

Responding to Emergencies
20 July 2016

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. 

ED - E.Cousin
15 July 2016

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. 

9 June 2016

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.
17 February 2016

Food Insecurity Worsens In Malawi, Needs Increase In Face Of El Nino

LILONGWE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has extended its relief operation in Malawi by an additional month, through April, after the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) reported that annual harvests will be delayed by El Niño-related drought across southern Africa.

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