Cash transfers during the lean season to improve child nutrition

It’s the middle of the rainy season in Malawi. The countryside is green and many households are happy to see better rainfall than last year. However, the effects of last year’s poor harvest are still being felt. Many families in Nankumba village in Mangochi district do not have enough food to feed their children. One of these families is Cecilia Martin’s. Food insecurity has led to her one-and-a-half-year-old baby girl, Viola, to suffer from severe malnutrition.

A promise delivered: MSC brings supplies to Gonda village

Children show off their new colouring books- a gift from MSC  © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara By Rebecca Phwitiko, UNICEF Malawi It is a rare sight in these parts. Two trucks carrying 40 foot containers are making their way into Gonda Village in Chikwawa, Malawi. Excited children run behind the trucks as their parents try to … Continue reading A promise delivered: MSC brings supplies to Gonda village

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