11 May 2015
Malawi has made remarkable progress in improving child health outcomes as evidenced by reduction in infant and under- five mortality. However, there has been slow progress in reducing malnutrition. Currently, the country has high levels of stunting among under- five children, which is an indication that chronic food and nutrition insecurity are still prevalent. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing them on Twitter.
9 April 2015
In the midst of responding to devastating floods that hit Malawi in early 2015, WFP continues to work towards eliminating hunger by safeguarding the social sector and supporting education.
26 March 2015
Thanks to contributions from development partners including UKaid through the Department for International Development (DFID), WFP has been able to rapidly deliver life-saving food assitance to victims of the 2015 floods in Malawi.
23 March 2015
In Malawi, WFP is providing food assistance to hundreds of thousands of people who have suffered terrible loss as a result of unusually severe flooding. To Esnart Thomu and her family, the WFP rations are a life-line as they begin to rebuild their lives.
20 February 2015
One month after historic floods engulfed much of southern Malawi in January 2015, devastating the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands, WFP continues to respond to the crisis by providing food assistance to flood-affected people and logistics support to the entire humanitarian community.
20 January 2015
It is estimated that floods have left scores dead and more than 100,000 people displaced from their homes in Malawi. The World Food Programme started food distributions in some of the worst-affected areas within days of the President of Malawi declaring a disaster in 15 of the country's 28 districts.
15 October 2014
International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on 15 October to promote rural women as key players in making the changes necessary for sustainable development, including improving food security. In honour of the day and to promote gender equality, WFP in Malawi is helping to empower women volunteer cooks in the school meals programme.
3 October 2014
WFP purchases maize from Malawian farmers to provide assistance to the growing refugee population in Malawi. In boosting local market activity and meeting the food needs of the refugees, everyone benefits.
18 August 2014
Lilongwe – In anticipation of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, WFP is joining other organizations and agencies around the globe to acknowledge the heroes who risk their lives every day to help people in need. WFP Malawi spoke to one of its own humanitarian heroes, Gregorio Kambuwa, who retired last month at the age of 65 after having served on the team for 15 years.
22 July 2014
WFP is using what's known as the Warehouse Receipt System to procure food directly from small-scale farmers in Malawi. By selling to WFP through this innovative system, Alice, a farmer in Lilongwe district, was able to access a loan for the first time.
- Britain, WFP bail out million of Malawians from hunger Source: Nyasa Times
- Malawi must reassess its agricultural policies to break cycle of poverty – UN expert Source: UN News Centre
- Africa food crisis: UK pledges £35m to Malawi and Zimbabwe Source: BBC News
- Malawi- Angola: Food crises and response Source: IRIN
- Over 3.5 million people in drought-hit areas of Africa to receive food relief from UN Source: UN News Centre