DoDMA ready to fight food crunch

Government says it is ready to bail out 3.3 million people who are at risk of facing hunger in the country.

The remarks have been made in response to the recent Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC)
report which has indicated that 3.3 million people especially those in the southern region risk being food insecure.

Speaking to YFM, Director in the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) Paul Kalilombe said government has 138,438 tons of maize to respond to the hunger crisis.

“We will be responding to the crisis especially the hardest hit districts of Blantyre, Balaka and Nsanje before we move on to the other districts.”

“The distribution of maize will begin in October and it is expected that the food will sustain them up to March 2018,” Kalilombe added.

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