As millions of people continue to face hunger in the country, the Arab Republic of Egypt has extended a helping hand to the hunger victims.
The North African country has given the Malawi government K19.5 million to be used in procurement of maize in order to support hunger victims in the country.
The donation is in response to a plea by President Peter Mutharika last year in which he called on foreign governments and organizations to help Malawians during the lean period.
In his remarks, Egypt ambassador to Malawi Maher El-Adawy said the country needs urgent support to end the food crisis that has hit most parts of the country.
He said: “We responded to the calls of President Peter Mutharika bearing in mind that Egypt is an African country like Malawi, so our president took into consideration to help fellow Africans.”
According to a report by Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC), over 3 million people are food insecure due to the devastating floods that hit the country last year and led to a low crop yield.