Ntcheu Communities Sound SOS
Communities of Mingola Village, Traditional Authority Kwataine in Ntcheu are appealing for immediate humanitarian food support, as food shortage has worsened in the area.
Group Village Headman Mingola told Zodiak Online Sunday that the majority of villagers are now sleeping on empty stomach, with others eating mangoes due to hunger crisis.
According to GVH Mingola, during the last growing season, people in his area did not harvest enough food due to dry spells and floods.
"There is hunger in this area, and communities are in dire need of food since a majority are food insecure," he said.
The traditional leader sounded the alarm when learners from Kings Foundation Primary School donated food and nonfood items to 60 people in the area.
On the donation, the traditional leader said it was timely; hence, appealed to government and other partners to emulate the gesture.
Headmaster for the School, Edwin Chona said the donation signify students commitment in reaching out to the needy.
A recent Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) report shows that over 1 million people in the country will be food insecure between the months of October to March next year.
According to the report, food insecure households require immediate humanitarian food response.