This Emergency Appeal seeks 768,264 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Malawi Red Cross Society (MRCS) to respond to the food security needs of a total of 10,000 drought and flood-affected beneficiaries for six months. The strategy entails the immediate provision of food assistance and strengthening community resilience in two southern districts of Nsanje and Phalombe to allow vulnerable households to meet their basic food needs. Within the 10,000 targeted beneficiaries, a medium-term intervention will support 1,000 households (5,000 people) through the provision of agricultural inputs for the 2015/16 cropping season. Agricultural training will also be conducted with 100 lead farmers who will cascade the knowledge and skills to the targeted beneficiaries. This appeal reflects the current situation and will be continuously updated and adjusted based on the evolving nature of the crisis, new developments and detailed assessments.