Christian Aid Scotland launch emergency appeal for Malawi
CHRISTIAN Aid Scotland has launched an emergency appeal to help support communities in Malawi through a devastating drought that has left 6.5 million people – around a third of the country’s population – without access to enough food.
Minister for International Development and Europe Dr Alasdair Allan MSP said: ‘ Worsening food shortages in Malawi caused by a severe drought mean 6.5 million people are now not expected to be able to meet their food needs in the coming months.
‘As part of our on- going role in addressing global challenges, the Scottish Government is committed to assisting the people of Malawi in this time of need.
‘ We will match fund, up to £ 70,000, every pound raised by Christian Aid’s public appeal until October 31.
‘ I would encourage people the length and breadth of Scotland to consider supporting fundraising efforts to assist Malawi at this critical time.’
To donate to the appeal, visit www.christianaid.org. uk/emergencies/ malawi-food- crisis.