Friday, January 5, 2018

UK, Ireland provide £6.8m food security support for Malawi

The United Kingdom and Ireland have provided £6.8 million that will assist a World Food Programme (WFP) and Save the Children-led consortium to support almost 500,000 vulnerable Malawians to meet their food needs during the lean season until the next harvest in March/April.Head of UK’s Department for International Development Jen Marshall said in a statement on Friday that the new package of development assistance from UK and Ireland would help many poor people in Malawi with cash transfers to buy food and other essentials over the next few months.

“In line with government’s plans and data, the two governments are targeting the most affected districts leaving a number of other districts seeking support from other partners,” she said. Read More