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Published 26 May 2016

This month's prayer is focused on Malawi and the impact of the floods and drought on the country's agriculture.  

Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in the world with half of its 16 million citizens living on less than £1 per day. 80% of the population are farmers and this year their crops have been severely affected by drought in the south and central region, and flash floods in the north.

Many people have been displaced from their homes and crops have been lost.

Mphatso Nuguluwe, Director of LISAP, our partner in Northern Malawi, says about the situation - 

Imagine, homes, crops and all that they had is no more there. Some people have also lost their lives. Disease is looming and there are no adequate drugs in hospitals.

The president of Malawi has recently declared it a national disaster. Many households will require humanitarian aid for at least a year. However, it has been projected that in 2016/2017 there will be even less food, leading to further food crisis in the country. 

Prayer Points

  • Pray for a good response from the international community to the food crisis.
  • Pray for comfort and strength for the families who lost relatives as well as homes and food in the recent floods.
  • Pray for adequate supply of medicines for the hospitals and health centres.
  • Pray for people who can stand in the gap for these villagers affected so that they can have their basic needs met.