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

Mlooka vg
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Eeeeeeee zili bwino koma chinyengo ayi.

Nkhombokombo
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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.

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

peter
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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.

Fathara
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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.

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

wise J
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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,

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

Parables
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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.

angoni
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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

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