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. 

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Radio Programme Keeps Learning Alive Amid COVID-19

Emily keeps learning for her children active amid COVID-19 with the help of the interactive radio programme

In a small homestead in Jali, in the deepest parts of rural Zomba District in southern Malawi, Emily Leston conducts an afternoon class with four pupils, taking them through their paces.

Thursday 25 June 2020

Revamping community support victim units