7 November 2016 Last updated at: 3:34 PM

Pope Francis gives K365m to Malawi hunger victims

Leader of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis has given Malawi US$ 500,000 (about K365 million) to support hunger stricken families in the country.

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Announcing the donation in Malawi, Cardinal Filoni said the money will be used to buy food aid for the victims. He said the money will be channelled through church organizations that work with affected communities.

This comes after Vice President Saulos Chilima paid a visit to Pope Francis to extend an invitation from President Peter Mutharika.

The donation also follows reports that nearly half of the country’s population is food insecure due persistent dry spells and floods in the last growing season.

Earlier this year Mutharika appealed for well wishers at both local and international levels to help the victims.

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