Food Shortage Hits Malawi

Nearly 10 percent of Malawi's 13 million people face hunger due of low yields of the main staple maize, prolonged dry spells and flooding, according to the country’s Vulnerability Assessment Committee

Nearly 10 percent of Malawi's 13 million people face hunger due of low yields of the main staple maize, prolonged dry spells and flooding.
 
According to Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee, "The total number of people who will not be able to meet their annual food requirement during the 2013/14 consumption period is 1 461 940, representing 9.5 percent of national total population."
 
The grouping of several government departments, the United Nations, embassies and humanitarian agencies say those affected will need assistance for a period of between two to five months.
 
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Source: 
News 24

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