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Food insecurity in Malawi is critically impacting millions of people who cannot acquire enough food to survive through the coming months.

Sub-Saharan Africa has been experiencing the worst drought in over 30 years; a situation now worsened by the El Niño weather phenomenon. In April of 2016, Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika declared the ongoing severe drought a national disaster that has resulted in a food insecurity crisis impacting nearly 3 million people.

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR), in partnership with the World Food Programme, is addressing the emergency food crisis.

CPAR will provide a specifically targeted vulnerable population of 113,594 people in 20,653 households with emergency food aid or cash distribution for food purchase, helping them survive the coming lean season. The project will take place in the highly impacted rural Mzimba District, Malawi.

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