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WFP Launches Food Aid Relief Program To Reach 6.5M People In Malawi

Deutsche Welle: Severe drought elevates food crisis in Malawi to ‘highest level’
“The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a relief program to feed families affected by the severe drought in Malawi. Over 18 million people are said to be in need of food aid in Southern Africa. DW spoke to the executive director of the World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin, while she was in Malawi…” (Padatha, 7/20).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency starts food aid to 6.5 million people affected by severe drought in Malawi
“… ‘I’ve talked with women in rural areas who told me they have enough food for just a few more weeks, after which they will have nothing,’ said Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), who [Wednesday] concluded a three-day visit to the country. In a telephone briefing yesterday with reporters, Ms. Cousin said severe flooding and prolonged dry spells last year have devastated this year’s harvest…” (7/20).

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