Malawi faces hunger despite surplus

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Despite a maize surplus, some half a million Malawians affected by drought may face food shortages before the 2008 harvest, a UN World Food Program (WFP) official said yesterday. “Some 520,000 people in four districts which were affected by drought are on close watch as they may face risk of food shortages before next year’s harvest,” said Matthews Nyirenda. Nyirenda, citing a recent report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee, composed of donors and the government, said four of the country’s 28 drought-affected areas were being watched closely.

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