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.