Malawi needs K31bn for food relief – Official

Government says it has a shortage of K31.1 billion to buy food for one million people who face starvation this year.

DoDMA spokesperson Chipiliro Khamula

Chipiliro Khamula, spokesperson for the Department of Disaster Management (Dodma) said the government has received K6.7 billion only from DfID and USAID.

“Government is yet to receive pledges from other donors, this is why we have this huge deficit,” said Khamula.

He said the government will soon start the distribution of food in hunger hard hit areas such as Nsanje, Chikhwawa, Balaka and Phalombe among other areas.

A recent government and donor survey say just over one million Malawians will starve unless they are given relief food.

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mpilu
2 years ago

ndithu ma donor omwe sanadziwe ukwece anapanga chaponda uja apeleka.
plus cimanga mwaoletsa cija

Artist
2 years ago

Zopempha kunyozetsa. Begging for consumption and not for development, my foot! Proudly saying tidapempha tikudikira atipatse? Where is your dignity? Where have you thrown your self pride? Do you have any brains?
Headless leaders in Malawi. They are there only to fatten their bellies. Mukutichititsa manyazi.

chimanga
2 years ago

WASTING MONEY IN COURTS AND WAITING FOR US DONORS TO HELP? YOU ALREADY MISUSED OUR MONEY IN ELECTIONS. JUST DIE

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