Food assistance response to Cyclone Freddy in Phalombe District

Emergency Food Assistance
Malawi Emergency Food Assistance Project
Implementing Partner: World Alive Ministries International
Lead Member: World Renew Canada
People Served: 3,420
Budget: $537,712
Timeline: September 2023 – April 2024

World Renew is supporting World Alive Ministries International with a six-month humanitarian response project in Nkhulambe EPA, Phalombe District of Malawi.

Cyclone Freddy made landfall in Malawi’s southern region on March 12, 2023, bringing torrential rainfall and causing devastating floods and landslides. Governmental and UN assessment teams identified over 2.2 million people affected by the disaster, with 659,000 displaced. Cyclone Freddy has also affected productive, social, and physical infrastructure. The government’s response plan focuses on addressing immediate survival needs while restoring basic social services. One of the specific issues identified is food insecurity, which will remain an issue until the end of the next harvest in March 2024.

In response, World Alive Ministries will provide a monthly cash transfer for six months to 720 households (3,420 individuals). A total of $310,000 will be provided, averaging $68 per household per month. In addition to the monthly cash transfer, agricultural inputs, including seeds for maize, peas, beans, sweet potato, and assorted vegetables will be provided.

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