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Africa food crisis: UK pledges £35m to Malawi and Zimbabwe

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The UK is to provide £35m to Malawi and Zimbabwe to alleviate the "looming food crisis" in southern Africa. (..) The money will support the World Food Programme and other international organisations in providing nearly half a million people with food and cash transfers, school meals for 800,000 schoolchildren and treatment for 18,000 malnourished children and pregnant women, the Department for International Development (DfID) said.