U.S. to send $20 million more to Malawi for food aid

As part of a visit to land-locked Malawi, Second Lady Jill Biden announced an additional $20 million in U.S. food assistance to offset the effects of drought that began in 2015 and was magnified by the El Niño weather pattern. An estimated 40 percent of the population of the country in southeastern Africa are in need of humanitarian aid.

In severe drought, Malawi faces food crisis

Malawi is facing a food crisis as the southern Africa region wrestles with drought and high temperatures. Due to record high winter temperatures hitting southern Africa during planting season, Malawi’s corn production fell by 12 percent in April leaving the country short of 1 million tonnes of grain during its worst food crisis in a decade, The East African said.