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Malawi: Food Crisis Response

  • Malawi food crisis

    The people of Malawi are facing a food crisis. More than 6.5 million people are going hungry, many not even knowing when they will eat next. The Scottish Government will match your gift to Malawi.


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The people of Malawi are facing a food crisis. More than 6.5 million people are going hungry, many not even knowing when they will eat next.

Desperate to feed their families, people are spending days travelling to markets and queuing for food. Yet they come home empty-handed because there just isn’t enough food to go around.

It costs just £36 to feed a family of 6 for three months. Act now and your donation will be doubled by the Scottish Government.

Extreme weather has wiped out crops. Devastating floods, followed by erratic rains and prolonged drought have crippled the country’s food supplies.

When hunger strikes the poorest and most vulnerable are hit first and hardest.

Your support would help the most vulnerable, particularly orphans, people living with disabilities or HIV, prisoners and the elderly.

The government of Malawi has declared a national emergency and, along with our partners, is asking for help. Mphatso Nguluwe, director of Livingstonia Synod AIDS Programme (LISAP) explains:

“Imagine, homes, crops and all that people had is gone. Some people have also lost their lives. Disease is looming and there is a poor harvest this year even without the floods. This means the food crisis in the country will continue into next year.”

How you can help

Your support will help 3,350 vulnerable people get the food they need to see themselves through this crisis by:

  • Providing monthly food to households
  • Helping farmers to grow what they can
  • Building grain stores to protect valuable crops for the difficult months to come

You will be supporting Mulanje Mission Hospital, Nkhoma Mission Hospital and LISAP to respond to the needs of their communities.

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