Food Security

UK time 11:00 – 12:00 Malawi time 12:00 – 13:00
Location Online
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On 24 March 2024, Malawi’s President Chakwera declared a state of disaster in 23 of the country's 28 districts severely affected by the climate emergency-induced drought and devastating flooding "to allow humanitarian support to flow in and to contain the situation.” DoDMA Press release

A month before, the Scottish Government’s international development fund provided £500,000 to help address the food crisis in Malawi. These funds were provided to Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) and Christian Aid to assist with the distribution of cash handouts to affected households to help them buy what they need and support the local economy.

At this meeting we will hear from these organisations and their implementing partners in Malawi, CADECOM – Caritas Malawi and Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) who are working to address the food security situation in Malawi.

This will be an online meeting and all SMP members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Food Security
Bio's of presenting organisations

SCIAF - Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF work in partnership with local civil and church organisations, supporting communities across the world to bring about lasting change. We put pressure on governments to care for the planet and create a fairer, more peaceful world.

Card Malawi

Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) is a local non-governmental organization that aims to consolidate more of its resources in the areas where it has more capacity and experience. It is for this reason that CARD aims to build a more robust network and collaboration strategy to work with organizations that can support its efforts.

Christian Aid - UK charity fighting global poverty

Christian Aid works with local partners and communities to fight injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change, and help people claim the services and rights they are entitled to.

CADECOM - Caritas Malawi

CADECOM is under the Social Development Directorate which works in accordance with the Catholic Social Teaching, especially targeting the marginalised, excluded and poor households and communities of Malawi. The Social Development Directorate was then officially established at the Catholic Secretariat on 1st September 2015. Although the Social Development Directorate is an arm of the Catholic Church in Malawi, it works with people of all religions; its work and targeting procedure is determined by levels of vulnerability.