U.S. Announces Additional Food Assistance

Ambassador Palmer, right and USAID Director donating the food assistanceU.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer on February 29 announced an additional donation of US$27 million (MK 20 billion) of food assistance from the United States to support vulnerable, food insecure communities in Malawi.  This brings the United States’ total contribution to the humanitarian response to US$55 million (MK 41 billion), 44 percent of the total US$123.6 million (MK 92.7 billion) needed to provide a monthly food or cash ration to the 2.8 million Malawians in need of humanitarian assistance between October 2015 and April 2016.