What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been present in Malawi since 2016, with a core focus on supporting communities most affected by periods of extreme drought and floods. The effects of climate change have completely transformed areas of the country, putting pressure on the country infrastructure and impacting communities who rely on crops.
During 2017, our in-country teams provided support to more than 300,000 people through emergency interventions for those affected by drought and to support the prevention and treatment of malnutrition. We work in partnership with the Malawian government and local authorities, responding to the alarming increase in numbers of severely malnourished children. These partnerships allow us to both strengthen the existing health care options and have a further reach, enabling us to screen and treat larger numbers of children suffering from malnutrition.
Some of the programmes we currently run in Malawi include:
- Screening and treating children for malnutrition
- Providing emergency nutrition intervention
- Agricultural programmes focusing on helping farmers and families depending on crops to recover from drought and floods
- Programmes to build up resilience to future floods and drought