German Ambassador visits UNICEF nutrition and WASH projects

German Ambassador to Malawi Jurgen Borsch pounding vegetables during a cooking demonstration at Chakhaza village in Dowa  UNICEF/Malawi/2017/Chagara Four year old Emily Jacob of Chakhaza village was not eating the right foods and it started to show. She had lost weight and was crying more than usual. Her mother took her to a nutrition screening … Continue reading German Ambassador visits UNICEF nutrition and WASH projects

‘I don’t want to be that girl’: hunger forces parents to marry off young girls

Eliza studies at home. She was offered for marriage at the age of 14  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara By Joseph Scott, UNICEF Malawi Mangochi, a lakeshore district in the eastern part of Malawi, is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots. The vast expanse of mountain ranges, intersected by flat grasslands and the imposing … Continue reading ‘I don’t want to be that girl’: hunger forces parents to marry off young girls

Caught in a trap: fishing communities feel the strain of hunger crisis

Ronald Bamus, 14, sits outside his family home in Nyangu village  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara By Andrew Brown, UNICEF Malawi A rough earth track leads 30km from Zomba, the former capital of Malawi, to Nyangu village, on the shores of Lake Chilwa. It is an idyllic scene of rice fields and fishing boats, beyond which … Continue reading Caught in a trap: fishing communities feel the strain of hunger crisis