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The local church is responding after many homes collapsed as well as schools and bridges.
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The severe food crisis affecting more than 11 million people across southern Africa will worsen if more aid does not reach people in critical need of food. In addition, recent floods in southern Malawi have intensified the hardship, washing away crops and livestock and damaging houses.
Tearfund is this week launching an emergency appeal for funds as more than 11 million people across southern Africa face acute food shortages. Tearfund's partners in the region say the humanitarian crisis will deepen in the coming months if rapid international action is not taken.
The UN World Food Programme has stated that the numbers of people affected in the worst hit countries are Malawi (4.6 million), Zambia (1.7 million) and Zimbabwe (3-5 million).
William Kinzi (65) and his 50-year-old wife Edith fear they are fighting a losing battle to feed their family as food shortages grip their country.
11 million people. 3 countries. 1 crisis.
Failed harvests across southern Africa have once again led to severe food shortages, which threaten to bring the region to its knees.
Tearfund's partners are already distributing emergency rations and international aid agencies are gearing up for a major response to the gathering crisis.
Tearfund's partners are distributing food as people have nothing to eat and village grain stores are empty.
Crop failure brought about by erratic rainfall threatens more than 11 million people in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland.
A major humanitarian emergency in Iraq could plunge millions of people facing food shortages in Africa further into crisis if world attention and aid efforts are redirected to the Gulf, says Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.
Christian relief and development agency Tearfund today thanked supporters for their overwhelming response to its appeal to tackle the famine in Southern Africa.
Christian relief and development agency Tearfund today thanked supporters for their overwhelming response to its appeal to prevent famine in Southern Africa. More than =A34.3 million has been pledged since the appeal was launched in June this year, enabling Tearfund partners in the region to help ease the effects of the devastating food crisis.
Relief and development agency Tearfund today thanked its supporters for raising £4 million to help ease the desperate food shortages in Southern Africa. The appeal total continues to rise.
14m people across southern Africa face the prospect of starvation and disease epidemics as famine threatens the region.
Relief and development agency Tearfund today thanked its supporters for raising over =A31.7 million to help ease the desperate food shortages in Southern Africa. The appeal total continues to rise.
Tearfund, one of the UK's largest relief agencies, is this week launching an emergency appeal for funds as millions of people across southern Africa face desperate food shortages. The agency's partners in the region believe a humanitarian catastrophe will unfold in the coming months if rapid international action is not taken.
There is only four months maize left in Zambia according to Tearfund partners in the beleaguered country.
Tearfund is stepping up its aid effort to the devastated countries of southern Africa, which are being hit by a famine, as harvests fail due to lack of rain. It is expected to be the worst famine to hit the region in the last 50 years.
Tearfund partners in Southern Africa are becoming increasingly concerned about food shortages. The Evangelical Association of Malawi reports that in some central districts people have collapsed and died from hunger while foraging in the bush, and that there is a big influx of people to the towns and cities begging for food.