WFP to Increase Food Handouts in Malawi After Receiving Maize Donation From Government
September 18, 2007
The World Food Programme on Monday announced that it will almost double food handouts to people living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi after receiving maize donations from the government, Reuters Health reports. Before the donation, WFP was providing monthly food assistance to more than 110,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and about 1,500 malnourished women and children in the country. The agency in a statement said with the donation, it will be able to provide food to up to 203,000 Malawians in November and December.
"The contribution will ensure that tens of thousands of vulnerable Malawians continue to receive crucial food assistance until the end of 2007," Scalpelli said, adding that it will allow WFP to "meet the needs of all our nutrition and HIV/AIDS beneficiaries until the end of the year" (AFP/News24, 9/18).
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