Grant for emergency aid to monitor food shortage in Malawi (2015)

Project: emergency aid for food crisis in Malawi 

Beneficiary: World Food Programme

Amount: 208.149 euro

Duration: 2015 - 2016 

In  Malawi an estimated 2.8 million people are threated by a food shortage will be  through the combination of floods and severe drought caused by a severe El Niño, a climate phenomenon that is caused by an abnormal warming of the seawater in the eastern tropical Pacific. 

Together with the international community, the Malawian government addresses this situation with a national action plan. The World Food Programme has developed new technological applications: through short mobile surveys WFP will follow on a weekly basis the evolution of the food security of households and the price of food. With this information, the humanitarian aid can be adjusted quickly. WFP is already actively monitoring in 15 districts. Thanks to the support of Flanders 28 districts will be followed up with this new application.