From experiencing destructive flooding a year ago, to now facing a severe drought, CityHope is responding once again in partnership with the Future Life Foundation and City Logistics in committing to send food aid to hungry Malawian families.
Thousands of starving people in Malawi face dire circumstances following severe flooding a year ago, to now facing a severe drought in 2016. The food security situation is desperate in the nation again this year. One year of floods with a following year of drought has caused the price of the staple to rise higher than ever before and scores of Malawian families face major food shortage as a result.
CityHope Disaster Relief, supported by The Futurelife Foundation and City Logistics will be taking 23 tonnes of food relief to 2000 Malawian families facing severe food shortages in December this year. Working alongside Crown Ministries and several other NGO organisations, the communities within the Machiga, Phalombe and Balaka districts will be provided with seed and the training necessary to grow their own produce and become self-sufficient farmers.
The hunger situation will reach it's peak in December 2017. Most Malawians will have exhausted all their food and the famine will reach it's ceiling. The campaign to provide seed and training to farmers will commence in September whereafter planting season will start in November. It will be imperative to have food provision for almost 2000 families before harvesting. Such an initiative will train farmers on how to grow and harvest their own food and lessen a dependency on foreign aid.