WFP may stop assisting hunger victims in Malawi

152

The World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that it will suspend food assistance programmes in the country unless it manages to source funds to sustain the operations.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the United Nations (UN) agency says it needs at least US$38 million to continue helping hunger stricken Malawians, warning that failure to source the funds will result in suspension of cash distributions in March, while food distributions will be drastically reduced or even discontinued by mid-April.

Coco Ushiyama

Coco Ushiyama; Situation is worrisome.

“New contributions are urgently needed to ensure people get the assistance they need to make it through this period,” says WFP Country Representative Coco Ushiyama.

This is bitter news for Malawians who are relying on food aid as maize prices have skyrocketed and government is failing to supply cheaper maize to Admarc depots.

Since October WFP has provided food and cash assistance to help alleviate the country’s worst food insecurity in a decade, reaching 2.4 million people with life-saving food and cash assistance in 24 of the country’s 28 districts.

The agency’s operation is also being scaled up this month to include an additional 32,000 people identified by Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) as in need of food assistance.

WFP’s interventions have helped to ensure short term food security in the country but the agency says its efforts are being jeopardized by rising food prices and El Niño.

El Niño will also affect farmers in the country who normally harvest their maize in March as they will only be able to do so in April due to erratic rains.

Share.

152 Comments

  1. We did not even know that you are excisiting in Malawi .Which of the hunger victims you helped?Coz for as far as l know there is hunger in Malawi

  2. We did not even know that you are excisiting in Malawi .Which of the hunger victims you helped?Coz for as far as l know there is hunger in Malawi

  3. We did not even know that you are excisiting in Malawi .Which of the hunger victims you helped?Coz for as far as l know there is hunger in Malawi

  4. this z sovereign country and it has it’s own priorities.being a world food body shud not make our cabnet worship U.if ya wanna leave plz jst leabe.mpaka tigwade kamba ka xoya + chiponde basi?

  5. this z sovereign country and it has it’s own priorities.being a world food body shud not make our cabnet worship U.if ya wanna leave plz jst leabe.mpaka tigwade kamba ka xoya + chiponde basi?

  6. y cnt u jst stop than making us pleading to u. So u expect malawi to kneel down & plead to u. No no we cn even help to clap hands for tat. Afta o God is the one in control of the lifes of we Malawians!!

  7. y cnt u jst stop than making us pleading to u. So u expect malawi to kneel down & plead to u. No no we cn even help to clap hands for tat. Afta o God is the one in control of the lifes of we Malawians!!

  8. After all WFP is western organization and will alwez be mechanised tool against Malawians since Malawi has been against same sex marraiages if not from cash -gate era

  9. After all WFP is western organization and will alwez be mechanised tool against Malawians since Malawi has been against same sex marraiages if not from cash -gate era

  10. To say the truth, donors don’t need this government as they believe that it raped from the right party. Look at how they shun our people now, they are bringing conditions that are heroine to our culture. Learn to vote for individuals that can help the nation not along tribal lines. Look who is suffering now? The majority ard the voters and those you voted fir stoppef living with you, theybare staying in towns and city away from from your begging and hrlpless faces. I hope we have learnt something now.

  11. Some comments are just rubbish.Read the whole statement b4 commenting. The WFP is trying to share its sentiments with us that lack of funds may jeopadise its operations due to steepy maize prices.In other words,It needs funds to feed 2.4 million +32,000pple who have just been identified recently who require cash and food relief to avert hunger.The situation now requires food assistance to save Malawians from femine.

  12. Some comments are just rubbish.Read the whole statement b4 commenting. The WFP is trying to share its sentiments with us that lack of funds may jeopadise its operations due to steepy maize prices.In other words,It needs funds to feed 2.4 million +32,000pple who have just been identified recently who require cash and food relief to avert hunger.The situation now requires food assistance to save Malawians from femine.

  13. Amene amadyetsa ndi Allah osati world food programe,kodi iwowo angadyese dziko la Malawi zaka zingati musamazitukumule amene amadyese ndi Allah osati iwowo,dziwani kuti ntchito imene timagwira kapena kulima kumene timalima kuja kumakhala konzera amene amadyesa Ambuye Namalenga ngakhale mufune musafune palibe mwaife amene amadziwa kuti kumawa tidya chani nanga masana komanso madzulo!

  14. Amene amadyetsa ndi Allah osati world food programe,kodi iwowo angadyese dziko la Malawi zaka zingati musamazitukumule amene amadyese ndi Allah osati iwowo,dziwani kuti ntchito imene timagwira kapena kulima kumene timalima kuja kumakhala konzera amene amadyesa Ambuye Namalenga ngakhale mufune musafune palibe mwaife amene amadziwa kuti kumawa tidya chani nanga masana komanso madzulo!

  15. even nw u cn stop helpn us. bushiri is morethan u, he manages even distributn maize country wide without any condition, plz leave!! leave! now

  16. even nw u cn stop helpn us. bushiri is morethan u, he manages even distributn maize country wide without any condition, plz leave!! leave! now

  17. Don’t worry My beloved country, stand for the truth even if it means to die. When we said No to Homosexuality in Malawi ,expect more to happen,the whole world shall stand against you.But never change ,Always stand up and Say NO TO HOMOSEXUALITY

  18. Don’t worry My beloved country, stand for the truth even if it means to die. When we said No to Homosexuality in Malawi ,expect more to happen,the whole world shall stand against you.But never change ,Always stand up and Say NO TO HOMOSEXUALITY

  19. lets figure out on how to feed ourselves…. don’t count on miracle maize tht bushiri is distributing, so soon also we will run out of miracle maize

  20. lets figure out on how to feed ourselves…. don’t count on miracle maize tht bushiri is distributing, so soon also we will run out of miracle maize

  21. lets figure out on how to feed ourselves…. don’t count on miracle maize tht bushiri is distributing, so soon also we will run out of miracle maize

  22. We cnt blame u so called WFP, it’s Malawian gvnt duty to provide better lyf n availability v food in the country, n the gvnt definitely can manage this but the so called gvnt officials r bzy stealing gvnt money in stead v doing development n put u NGOs front while they bzy syphoning money from tax payers! Stop helping or helping doesn’t show any difference

  23. We cnt blame u so called WFP, it’s Malawian gvnt duty to provide better lyf n availability v food in the country, n the gvnt definitely can manage this but the so called gvnt officials r bzy stealing gvnt money in stead v doing development n put u NGOs front while they bzy syphoning money from tax payers! Stop helping or helping doesn’t show any difference

  24. We cnt blame u so called WFP, it’s Malawian gvnt duty to provide better lyf n availability v food in the country, n the gvnt definitely can manage this but the so called gvnt officials r bzy stealing gvnt money in stead v doing development n put u NGOs front while they bzy syphoning money from tax payers! Stop helping or helping doesn’t show any difference

  25. ngakhale atasiya kutithandiko ngati pali chomwe chimasintha kumalawi after free donation 51 yrs zadutsa akutithandiza bt still suffering….

  26. ngakhale atasiya kutithandiko ngati pali chomwe chimasintha kumalawi after free donation 51 yrs zadutsa akutithandiza bt still suffering….

  27. ngakhale atasiya kutithandiko ngati pali chomwe chimasintha kumalawi after free donation 51 yrs zadutsa akutithandiza bt still suffering….

  28. We r living becoz of grace from God cithandzo ,no cithandzo tilipo zkumatibweresera zacilendo zamathanyula we respect our culture and customs here go to hell with ur assistance

  29. Wfp to hell we dont need ur help here tikumabwera nd citidwe wacilendo za mathanyula in the name of help we don’t want we respect. Our culture and customs here enough is enough u had. Done alot to us sitingafe ND njala coz tilipo not becoz of chakudya Bt is grace from God

  30. Wfp to hell mumatibweresela citidwe wa cilendo go other where else not here in Malawi timalemekeza cikhalidwe mathanyula anuwo muzna lothandza ife ayi

  31. This is not strenge in Malawi we cant die all God will help us since he is our founder his his help have no conditions like human help why wen a pelson help talks alot?know this that who made life the same will proced it lets talk to to God my beloved Malawians

  32. This is not strenge in Malawi we cant die all God will help us since he is our founder his his help have no conditions like human help why wen a pelson help talks alot?know this that who made life the same will proced it lets talk to to God my beloved Malawians

  33. This is not strenge in Malawi we cant die all God will help us since he is our founder his his help have no conditions like human help why wen a pelson help talks alot?know this that who made life the same will proced it lets talk to to God my beloved Malawians

  34. they are the world food programe, “world” if they can not deliver to their goal,they should be disolved….if they fail to deliver 4 asingle & probably 1 of the smallest nations,how can they be trusted with a world wide objective….
    No,no,no excuses,what is on the agenda here?

  35. they are the world food programe, “world” if they can not deliver to their goal,they should be disolved….if they fail to deliver 4 asingle & probably 1 of the smallest nations,how can they be trusted with a world wide objective….
    No,no,no excuses,what is on the agenda here?

  36. #WFP…We don’t need your assist here in malawi please stop boasting,, we have Bushiri here who managed to assist us very well than you…Stay away from us we really don’t need you anymore go and pride somewhere… God will save us

  37. #WFP…We don’t need your assist here in malawi please stop boasting,, we have Bushiri here who managed to assist us very well than you…Stay away from us we really don’t need you anymore go and pride somewhere… God will save us

  38. mmmm ok zosakhala bwino koma ngakhale ziliconco zodetsa nkhawa anthu omwe amalandira chakudyacho koma ine oti makolo anga kuzafika paine sindinalandire nao,osati kuti kwathu mkopeza bwino ayi koma kuti ndondomeko imeneyi imathandiza anthu ochepa chabe odyelera ali khale

  39. All we need is the availability of food in our markets so that we can be able to buy. Stop threatening us because we have already threatened by poverty

%d bloggers like this: