Stephanos Foundation, a charitable non-governmental organisation (NGO), has distributed relief food items to 1 850 vulnerable households in Thyolo, Chikwawa and Blantyre.
These are households of chronically ill guardians, whose crops were either swept away by floods or dried up due to dry spells as a result of climate change.
Chikwawa disaster risk management officer Frank Kadzokoya praised Stephanos for the timely intervention given the situation in the district.
He said this in Traditional Authority (T/A) Ngabu in Chikwawa last week where Stephanos distributed relief items.
A recent Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (Mvac) report showed that nine out 10 people in Chikwawa were food insecure.
Stephanos Foundation programmes manager Chimwemwe Hara said the project aims at reducing food insecurity of chronically food insecure households in three T/As within the months of December 2016 and February 2017.
He said the programme wants to enhance the nutrition status of 1 850 vulnerable households through provision of food and livestock.
Said Hara: “In the targeted three districts, 187 514 households, translating to 34 000 people have been affected with food shortage.
“Stephanos will target only 1 850 affected households in three traditional authorities of Ngabu in Chikwawa, Kuntaja in Blantyre Rural and Nanseta in Thyolo. n