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WFP Responds To A Drought In Malawi

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Maize donated by the Malawi government being loaded on to WFP trucks at the Strategic Grain Reserve in Lilongwe.

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A view of the massive silos where the grain is stored.  Each silo can contain 5000 metric tons of maize.

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The grain inside the silo takes on the form of a lunar landscape.

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50 kg bags of locally grown pigeon peas that have been purchased with money from UKAID await transport from the WFP warehouse in Lilongwe.

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People queue to register for food at the distribution point in Phalombe, southern Malawi.

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After registration, people collect their food from the distribution point in Phalombe.

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A local woman picks up her monthly ration of Supercereal.

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A local man loads his food rations onto his bicycle – the favoured form of local transport.

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Saukila Black, sitting outside her house with the monthly rations for her family of five children and husband.

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If you haven’t got a bike to carry it home, you carry it on your head.

WFP has launched an emergency operation in Malawi in the wake of a long drought that has hit some parts of the country harder than others.