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Germany Assisting Malawi To End Hunger

Written by  Written By Staff Reporter Jan 19, 2017

With millions of Malawians still feeling the impact of hunger, one of the country’s development partners is planning to distribute maize and other legumes to learners in primary schools.

Over the years, Malawi has grappled with the acute problem of hunger, which in turn has reduced the attendance rate of pupils in most primary schools.

Capital FM can confirm that the German government, through its development agency agency GIZ is set to reach out to 100 thousand learners in seven districts with food stuffs.

This will be implemented hand in hand with the Ministry Of Education, under what is known as the Nutrition and Access to Primary Education Project.

Meanwhile, GIZ is seeking to identify a firm that will be tasked with certifying whether the maize and other legumes to be distributed to the children is fit for human consumption.

According to a report by The Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee –MVAC, over 6 million Malawians are in dire need of food aid.

Last year, a dry spell hit some parts of the country leaving farmers with little ar nothing to harvest from their field.

Others have recently been victims of heavy storms that have destroyed their homes and crops and property.

Many of the affected are in the lower shire districts where flooding occurs annually.

 

The Department of Disaster Management Affairs DODMA, has confirmed that over 3,000 people in various districts have been affected since the onset of the rainy season late last year.

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