Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Malawi |

Cholera : European Union allocates EUR 540 000 in emergency funding to Malawi

This action will include an emergency water and sanitation component in the affected areas

The European Union is providing EUR 540,000 in humanitarian funding to support the fight against the ongoing cholera outbreak in Malawi. Our humanitarian partner UNICEF will use this funding to address the epidemic through a health operation aiming to reduce the mortality and the spread of the disease. This action…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture publishes findings on Australia, Chad, El Salvador, Malawi, Nicaragua, Somalia and Uganda

The findings contain the Committee's main concerns and recommendations on each country’s implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

The UN Committee against Torture (CAT) on Friday issued its findings on Australia, Chad, El Salvador, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda after reviewing the States parties in the latest session, as well as the final version of the concluding observations on Nicaragua provisionally adopted during its previous session. The findings contain the Committee's…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Iceland and Norway help World Food Programme (WFP) mount response as hunger peaks in Malawi

The joint contribution – comprised of US$3.6 million from Norway and US$500,000 from Iceland - will provide critical humanitarian assistance to some 270,000 people

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a total US$ 4.1 million contribution from the Government of Iceland and the Government of Norway to support thousands of people facing severe hunger at the peak of the lean season in Malawi. The joint contribution – comprised of US$3.6 million…

Source: The State Council Information Office: The People's Republic of China |

China to grant zero-tariff treatment to 10 least-developed countries

This policy measure will gradually expand to all the least-developed countries that have established diplomatic ties with China

China will grant zero-tariff treatment to 98 percent of taxable items from 10 least-developed countries in a bid to promote an open global economy. Starting from Dec. 1, China will waive all tariffs on 98 percent of the related imports from Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Malawi, Sao Tome…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Group Appoints New Country Director for Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Mr. Belete will be based in Dar es Salaam from where he will oversee a portfolio of about $12.5 billion in total commitments for the four countries

The World Bank Group has appointed Nathan Belete as the new Country Director for Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Mr. Belete is an Ethiopian national and a development professional with over 25 years of work experience across Africa, East Asia, and South Asia. He was previously the World Bank’s Country…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Malawi |

Malawi Receives 2.9 Million Doses of Cholera Vaccines, As the Outbreak Spreads across the Country

This is the second consignment of cholera vaccines received by Malawi with support from GAVI, ICG, UNICEF and WHO

A consignment of 2.9 million doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) has arrived in Malawi at a critical time as cholera continues to spread across Malawi. OCV is recommended for use during cholera outbreak to contain outbreaks and to limit the spread of the outbreak into new areas. As of…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Engaging communities in Malawi to end child marriage and help girls finish school

Nearly 50 per cent of girls in Malawi are married by age 18 – one of the highest child marriage rates in the world

“I had to go against some deeply-held traditions to persuade my people that girls need access to education, just like boys,” said village head Patete, watching as a group of girls walked to school in Malawi’s Machinga district. In the past this would have been a rare sight in the…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Committee Against Torture Opens Seventy-Fifth Session in Geneva

The Committee adopted its provisional agenda for the session

The Committee against Torture this morning opened its seventy-fifth session, which is being held in Geneva from 31 October to 25 November, during which it will review efforts by Australia, Chad, El Salvador, Malawi, Somalia and Uganda to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Climate-Informed Economic Development Key to Malawi’s Future Growth and Resilience

Malawi can take steps to jumpstart investments in climate-resilient infrastructure and halt land degradation and forest loss to improve agriculture productivity and carbon capture

Climate change will make it harder for Malawi to achieve its ambitious development goals— unless it accelerates policies and programs, as intended in its national Vision 2063, and supplements this effort with additional investment in adaptation, says the new World Bank Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR) for Malawi. Most immediately,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Secretary-General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Receives Copies of Credentials of Ambassadors of Malawi, Denmark

HE the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wished the Ambassadors success in the performance of their duties and assured them of providing all support

HE Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi received Wednesday copies of credentials of HE Roy Akajuwe Kachale as Ambassador of the Republic of Malawi, and HE Anders Bjorn Hansen as Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark (non-resident) to the State. HE the Secretary-General…