Tuesday 1 September 2020

Empowering farmers as COVID-19 strains families

Namate water his new livelihood

Having produced the best crop in his 15-year career as a tobacco farmer in Ntcheu district in Malawi, Boniface Namate did not think, for a moment, that the novel Covid-19 pandemic would affect him in any way as what remained was the last mile of his tobacco production process.

“This year, my yield was so good, actually it was my best crop ever since I started tobacco farming,” Namate says. 

Thursday 25 June 2020

Revamping community support victim units

Thursday 25 June 2020

Promoting child protection cluster in ntcheu


It is an undeniable fact that Covid-19 pandemic has brought a new normal life. Things are being done differently. For instance, the recommended measures to control the spread of the coronavirus can increase children’s risk of violence, abuse and exploitation. Though children’s health appears less affected than older people, children’s education and protection structures are in disarray.


Monday 4 May 2020

Press Release: Humanitarian community appeals for $139.2 million to support immediate Covid-19 response in Malawi

The Humanitarian Country Team in Malawi is today launching an Emergency Appeal that brings together the United Nations and non-governmental organisations immediate response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Raising Hope Amid Difficult Realities

At 47, Magret Mcheka from Traditional Authority (TA) Sitola in Machinga District, has endured more tough times than most people would expect in a lifetime. In 2010 she lost her mother and husband, leaving her with four children to raise. Her health started deteriorating and she consequently discovered that she is HIV positive. This, however, did not deter her from striving to give the best to her children and she started brewing kachasu, a local beer.