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A boy drinks water from the faucet


7 current projects
2.18 m. € funding in 2018
131,000 people reached in 2018

Most of the approximately 16 million residents of Malawi make their living as smallholders in rural areas. The landlocked south African country is combating the effects of the recurring climate phenomenon of El Niño. Wide swathes of the country regularly suffer extreme droughts, while other areas experience heavy rainfall. Both result in crop failures.

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Selected projects

Changing Everyday Life One Day at a Time

Life in Malawi is defined by poverty and hunger. Water, sanitation and food security are the most critical topics for the people.

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More projects in Malawi

Helping Disabled Children in Refugee Camps

Malawi | 2017 – 2020 | Budget: 256,687 €

Exploiting Forests Without Destroying Them

Malawi | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 1,200,000 €
Institutional donors: BMZ

After the Flood: Preventing Cholera

Malawi | 2019 – 2019 | Budget: 53,103 €
Institutional donors: AA

News from Malawi

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#87 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for Malawi
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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18.09 million population (2018)
5,5% child mortality (2018)
26,3% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-3,8 Score (31.4 in 2010)
44.7 2000
37.8 2005
31.4 2010
26.5 2018

Publications about Malawi

Magazine 2018

Jenifer Dokali from Malawi shares the secret of her successful vegetable garden. Discover more stories like hers in Welthungerhilfe's magazine.

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Working to Zero Hunger

This case study aims to assess Welthungerhilfe's Zero Hunger Goal and analyses the current situation in terms of hunger and nutrition security in...

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Final Evaluation Report 2014: Malawi

This evaluation aims to assess the extent to which Welthungerhilfe's project "WASH Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Health & Hygiene Promotion in...

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