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Massive Food Aid Needed for Malawi - WFP

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 14:45
WFP launches a massive food aid programme in Malawi

The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a massive food aid programme in Malawi, distributing the first tons of grains to some 200 000 people in the Southern African nation.

In a press statement, WFP states that, “So severe is the situation that an estimated 1.6 million Malawians will need food assistance in (the) coming months, eight times as many as during the last lean season.”

The agency, which warns that 15 out of 28 districts are affected by a deteriorating situation, owing to prolonged dry spells in the country, warns that it is facing a funding shortfall and will need more money from donors to carry out the relief programme in one of the world’s poorest countries.

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Source: 
Sowetan Live