Thursday 28 January 2021

COVID-19: Focus and funds must pivot to Africa as countries reel from deadly second wave

Nairobi, 27 January 2021 – Save the Children is warning that the lives of thousands of children across Africa are at risk as the hard-hitting second wave of COVID-19 surges across the continent. The agency fears many African countries will be forced to wait months before they can vaccinate even the most vulnerable people and essential frontline health workers, deeply impacting the lives of children.

Thursday 21 January 2021

Press release: Save the Children and Civil Society Education Coalition warn of a looming education crisis amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has, by far, created the largest education disruption in history and continues to pose threats as it unfolds. The Government of Malawi has, as in many countries, closed schools for three weeks with immediate effect as one measure of controlling the spread of COVID-19.  save

Friday 30 October 2020

Revamped Protection Structures Fight Soaring Child Marriages Amid Covid-19

14-year-old Bridget* is first born in a family of five. She comes from Nkhatabay District, Northern Malawi. Bridget and her siblings leave with their grandmother.
Parents divorced, remarried and left the children in the care of their maternal grandmother.

Before Covid-19 stuck, Bridget was a dedicated grade five learner at Makumbo Primary School.

Thursday 29 October 2020

Press Release: Malawi Humanitarian Community Welcomes €3.7m Covid-19 Response Boost from the European Union

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, it represents a public health risk to the people of Malawi. The European Union has allocated €3,700,000 humanitarian funding to provide immediate support to the Government’s Preparedness and Response Plan.

The EU funding will support three projects, which will work closely with the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA), Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Community Development and Social Welfare to address critical gaps in the COVID-19 response.

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.