Families need urgent help right now.
In Malawi, farmers have learned how to properly store their grains and sell them for a profit. The money now pays for things like school fees, soap and livestock.
Ready for Storage! With hermetic bags, smallholder farmers retain more than 98 % of their harvest! In Malawi, WFP has trained 61,000 members of farmer organizations, 49 percent of whom were women, in post-harvest handling so they can #StopThe Waste and make more money.
Roseby Samson is a grandmother looking after seven orphaned children in Malawi and relies on a small garden for corn and potatoes. More than half of all small-scale farmers in the world are women, yet they are often not allowed to own the land they work on or make financial decisions. If they had equal access to tools and resources, they could produce enough food to feed 100-150 million people.
“The water level rose up to our elbows. My husband and I were carrying our children in our arms...We were trapped."
The funds, provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace, will support immediate food needs in the worst-affected areas of the country.
Almost 60 WFP staff have been deployed to Mozambique and 45 more are on the way. WFP requires $140 million to continue life-saving operations for the next three months.
Millions of people in Mozambique and surrounding regions have been affected by two Category 4 cyclones, Idai and Kenneth, in just six weeks.
WFP on Friday declared the Mozambique flood crisis a Level 3 emergency, putting it among a handful of top response priorities for the organization.
WFP stepped up food distributions in and around Beira on Wednesday, with more airdrops to people stranded by floodwaters.
The cyclone that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi has destroyed homes, schools, businesses and essential infrastructure. Survivors have lost everything and need our help.