Food crisis

Malawi is facing what could be its worst famine in recent history, having seen floods (in 2015) then droughts (in 2016) ravage the country: this is the result of a changing climate and a devastating El Niño effect. The Malawi Government declared a state of disaster on 12 April 2016.

Shine Relief Response

1. Feeding programs at Shine Village and across the community

2. Food supplements to vulnerable families

3. Monthly groceries to children, single mothers and elderly caregivers

Christmas campaign – text SHNE16 £4 to 70070 to provide food for a child/family

As part of the current crisis, subsistence and small-scale farmers are among the most affected groups. The most affected populations are located in the southern districts, being Neno, Blantyre Rural, Chikwawa, Nsanje, Thyolo, Mwanza, Mangochi, Machinga, Phalombe, Zomba and Balaka which are also the most affected districts by the dry-spells during the first quarter of 2016. Also, some districts in the Central region, including Salima and Ntcheu, will face food production shortages. In the Northern region, specifically in Rumphi and Karonga, small-scale farmers have also been hit by flash-floods during April 2016.

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The Guardian 22nd May 2016 report

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