WFP and partners to assist 1.6 million in Malawi following crop failure

WFP food distribution

The World Food Programme (WFP) is preparing to bring food relief to more than one million people in Malawi where crop failure and high prices have made life difficult for vulnerable families.

The agency says prolonged dry spells and drought, as long as three years in some areas, have affected maize production. Field visits to households showed some had harvested almost nothing.

Together with the government and its partners, WFP will distribute locally produced maize and other crops. Some families also will be given cash transfers to buy food in areas where conditions allow.

Patrick Maigua sat down with Elizabeth Byers, WFP spokesperson in Geneva to learn how the agency will help the country which was once food self-sufficient.

Duration: 2’33″

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