Draughts in Malawi.
Swept by floods and parched by drought, with an estimated population of 15 million, famine hangs over 3 million Malawians as families depend completely on the land now parched. The effects of drought are more pronounced in rural areas with 53% of the population malnourished. Additionally, the AIDS epidemic is leaving a trail of destruction with an estimated 1,000,000 people living with HIV.
The most recent Malawi drought in 2006, was the worst in 10 years and left over five million Malawians facing hunger. Of these, an estimated one million are pregnant women and children under the age of five.
Islamic Relief Malawi was established in 2006, following an official presidential request for international humanitarian support. Islamic Relief is distributing food, improving water, sanitation and irrigation facilities. We are also working in partnership with local communities to improve livelihoods and increase their ability to cope with droughts.
- Qurbani meat distribution
- Ramadan food package distribution
- Orphan one-to-one sponsorship
- Sustainable water supply and food security in rural Malawi
- Increased availability and variety of food and mobilization, knowledge and skills in vegetable growing for targeted communities of Nsanje and Chikwawa districts
- Set up 20 food gardens fitted with drip irrigation systems at 20 water points
- Provided tools, vegetable seeds and seedlings for vegetable garden and water points
- Planted 400 fruit trees around the water points and encourage others to plant trees in their gardens and homes