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Malawi- Angola: Food crises and response

Date Published: 
12/18/2012
Summary: 

Prolonged dry spells have driven almost four million people to food insecurity in Malawi and oil-rich Angola, in Southern Africa. (..) The World Food Programme (WFP), which is currently distributing aid to 1.8 million people [in Malawi], says it needs $14 million to cover its shortfall. (..) WFP and partners have also just launched an innovative system using mobile phones to transfer cash to more than 100,000 people, which will allow them to buy food in local markets. FEWS NET estimates these initiatives will aid the almost 2 million people in need of assistance.