Lilongwe, Malawi … Following neighboring Zambia President Hakainde Hichilem who recently declared a state of emergency because of drought conditions in his country, Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has declared a State of Disaster in 23 of Malawi’s 28 districts. An estimated two million people face possible starvation because of the lack of rain, or in some cases, too much rain, that destroyed crops. The problem comes as a result of the El Nino weather conditions in the Southern Hemisphere.

The notification of the food emergency came the same week as the President of Malawi calling on Malawians, and their friends in other nations, to assist an estimated 660,000 people who are still homeless one full year after Cyclone Freddy ravished the southern part of Malawi.

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