Malawi gets K8.3bn boost on humanitarian aid

The Malawi government has secured over US$17million (about K8.3 billion) that will assist close to 700,000 food insecure people across the southern African country.

Chilima: Government secures humanitarian aid

Chilima: Government secures humanitarian aid

The assistance has been secured through the Department of Disaster and Management Affairs which is under the Office of Vice President Saulos Chilima.

A statement from the Vice President’s Press Officer Pilirani Phiri indicates that the assistance will be in form of food aid and cash transfers in two chunks – under the World Food Programme WFP and International Non Governmental Organizations (INGOs) Consortium.

Government through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs and the WFP will shortly launch the 2014/15 Humanitarian Response Programme to assist the 640,009 insecure people who have been identified by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee.

A total of US$10.9 million has been pooled under WFP and a targeted 121,165 beneficiaries will get the assistance through cash transfers while 273,939 will be through food distribution.

Under this component the United States Agency International Development – USAID-has contributed US$7 million, WFP has pumped in US$ 600,000 while UK’s Department for International Development – DfID –has injected in US$3.4 million.

The NGO consortium, which has pooled together a total of US$6.12 million, and will target 244,905 beneficiaries, has Irish Aid committing in 1 million Pound, Norway 3.4 million Pound while Save the Children has contributed US$400,000.

Principal Secretary in the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, Paul Chiunguzeni said they acknowledge the donors’ support.

“As government we are thankful to them for ensuring that our pro-active approach to save the situation by securing assistance for the most vulnerable people becomes meaningful,” he said.

The humanitarian response will be implemented through material and cash transfers through NGOs and District Councils.

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28 thoughts on “Malawi gets K8.3bn boost on humanitarian aid”

  1. Mlooka vg says:

    Pamenepo ndiye ndalama zathu zamisonkho mube kudarira za zopasidwa.
    Nyapaphi zokhazokha

  2. Mlooka vg says:

    Eeeeeeee zili bwino koma chinyengo ayi.

  3. Nkhombokombo says:

    We should feel sorry for ourselves on accepting such gifts at a time when we should be feeding ourselves. The tendance of praising individuals is a pure rediculous propaganda. These guys must work hard to pull us out of this dangeon. These handouts will gradually cease, so devise plans to be a self feeding nation.

  4. fkr says:

    Agree this is money that will stolen and squandered on rubbish. Its for politicians pockets.

  5. peter says:

    First Lady that is the money you can now take . there is no accoutability go??go??go?? take the money it is for your BEAM.

  6. Fathara says:

    MULUNGU- MULUNGU WATHU YESU ALINAFE IFE A MALAWI. NGAKHALE SATANA WA CHITUMBUKA AKUYESESA KUWONONGA KOMA SIZIKUTHEKA. YESU ZIKOMO KWAMBILI POTIMENYELA NKHONDO, NDALAMA SI IZI ZAYAMBA KUBWELAZI ZINA LANU YESU LITAMANDIKE, LIKWEZEKE ZINA LANU YESU, NDIZINA LAMPHAVU LOPOSA MAYINA ONSE ZIKOMO ATATE WATHU MULUNGU WAKUMWAMBA KUZELA MWA MWANA WANU YESU KHRISTU AMEN- AMEN.

    1. wise J says:

      akulu which god are you referring to? as far as I know the real God, He cannot like that your regionalistic comment. osamaseweretsa Mulungu man,

    2. Bob says:

      You are stupid. God will never allow such foolishness to happen. Maka people like you who are tribalistic.

  7. My hope and prayer is that it reaches the REAL benefeciery, Lord.

  8. Parables says:

    have some respect please folks, as you can see what is happening now, whatever move you make malawi notices that and that simply means malawi is no longer asleep. This money should go to its intended purpose please. Otherwise you are just driving us to shame with your goofs. This time please don’t goof.

  9. angoni says:

    Agogo ake aka Ali mtulo. Akadzidzimuka timva kuti anatuma akazi awo kukatapa. Usawaloleze.. izi mupatsedi osowa koma pajanso unakaona irrigation Ku Israel sizopempha chakudya chaka ndi chaka

  10. chatty man says:

    Mubeso

  11. Benecho ba SIMA says:

    Malawi has loads of rivers and a massive lake to do irrigation to sustain itself for the whole lifespan on this planet than begging alms elsewhere for your nsima oriented bellies.You were in Israel recently but you never learnt anything from their irrigation system on a desert like that.Malawi can produce tonnes and tonnes of food if that water can be used wisely for irrigation than having jetlags from endless travels begging money to feed timimba tanu tokonda nsimatu.Malawians politicians never fails to amaze me.

  12. Gulanimatrakitra says:

    Just buy tractors and start commecial farming. Makhasu awa satipititsa patali!!!!

  13. Kadakwiza says:

    Basop! BEAM yikubwera kummeneko musayilore chonde. Yili ndi manja atali.

  14. zachisoni says:

    Mwansansanga tapangani programme ya birthday of mukuti beautify malawi- ndalama ndizimenezo apeleka azunguzo. Tizidye basi ansa. Ndikale tinayamba kulima fodya, imagine 1964 mpaka lero mitengo yake yokhayokhayo-tazidyani kuba amakuyamba ndi azungu omwewo

  15. Tengupenya says:

    If there is some sourcing of food commodities to be done, please remember to also source locally from our own farmers!

  16. Kenkkk says:

    Now DPP tongues will be out stealing this money!! You evil DPP people with no love for your country and/or fellow poor Malawians.

  17. titani says:

    You’ll c with this donation again.Believe me yes,nanga si zalowa mmagazi

  18. chingolopiyo says:

    Government at work,. This are stories that we would like to see than those that bring tribal hatred .

    1. Chemwali chimwene says:

      Which govt is at work? The donors are trying preventable deaths due to hunger and malnutrition for the poor. It has nothing to do with our thieving govt. even when pipo are displaced the ingos provide food and some basics, please dont give credit where it is not due, ingokondani chipanicho kapena a saulosi. Osazichititsa manyazi

  19. Gate says:

    Ayipanga Gate imeneyo

  20. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    Zisapite ku mulhakho ndi ku BEAM izi. Taonani December uno but no rain yet we have a fool of a president who would abuse his position to misuse this fund. God forbid!

  21. Dr Chiphazuwa says:

    Akulu, you are stinking just because you are amongst maggots.. actually you are lying next to the very stinky couple.

  22. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    SAULOS AND YO BOSS APM.WAKE UP AND WORK ON JUDICIALY STRIKE B4 DE WATERS REACH YO NECK.IF BOTH OF U R SLEEPING ,IT WONT BE LONG B4 U REGRET BEING IN POWER.PLS ASSIST YO OLD MAN TO MAKE EFECTIV DECISION ABOUT CURENT IMPASE. AS 4 ME AND OTHER SONS OF GOD,WE R PRAYING FOR GODS HAND UPON MALAWI.PLS YO HONOR TAKE MY ADVICE WAKE UP ROLL UP YO SLEEVS GET DOWN TO WORK.POWER IS SWEET BUT NOT ALL DAT GLTERS IS GOLD.

  23. Nawaoo says:

    Bola musapange rooting…….

  24. wobeba wanga says:

    Big up Chilima

  25. Kraus says:

    Bolani BEAM isalowesepo manja awo! umakwana saulos

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