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Malawi buys K21bn drought insurance

  Malawi is poised to effect its fastest initial disaster response after government recently bought a drought insurance policy that will provide it with up to K21 billion (about $28.5million) once a drought strikes. The insurance has been procured from the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Insurance Company and seeks to give it a source of…

More flooding in ZA, Dodma warns

  Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) has warned of more flooding in Zomba District this January followed by a dry spell at the end of February. Zomba assistant disaster risk management affairs officer Florence Ntepa said the forecast has been confirmed by the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS) . “Following the…

Brazil responds to Malawi’s food crisis

  Brazil has assisted Malawi with 407.17 metric tones of beans to help people affected by hunger. Commissioner for Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) Bernard Sande said in an interview on Monday that the donation will reach 224 000 food insecure people. Sande applauded Brazil for the assistance, saying it will help the beneficiaries…

Food aid or cash transfers?

Though Malawi has, since 2006, been achieving food sufficiency at national level, some households still remain food insecure. For instance, almost two million people in 2012 were identified by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Mvac) as missing their food entitlements. Last year’s Mvac report indicated that 1.9 million people in 24 districts of the country…

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