Cholera Outbreak Plagues Malawi in Midst of Food Shortage

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With an estimated 3 million people facing starvation in Malawi following floods and droughts, the world’s poorest nation now faces an additional challenge — cholera. Not since 2006, when an estimated 1,000 people died, has Malawi faced this level of cholera threat.

“People living along the lakeshore areas seem to have forgotten the dangers of the disease,” said Samson Semu, World Vision’s health and nutrition coordinator in Malawi. “They have become careless about sanitation. When they become ill, they are often far from health centers where they can receive treatment.”

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) estimates that Malawi needs $81 million in food aid just to avert the hunger crisis from worsening.

Pray for the resources to help Malawi leaders face both the cholera crisis and food shortage.

The article above is a simple summary of these news articles:

United Nations: Malawi facing worst food crisis in decade, requires $81 million in relief aid – UN agency

BBC: The Scottish boat that helps feed Malawi

Mission Network News: Food insecurity increases in Malawi, nearing critical levels

World Vision: Malawi: Cholera outbreak threatens children’s lives