Malawi, according to the United Nations, is one of the world’s least developed countries and also one of the most populous. Poverty is widespread — nearly three-quarters of the population survives on less than $1.25 a day.
Malawi experienced severe flooding in 2015, displacing more than 230,000 people. As the floods came in during the planting season, farmers not only lost their crops, but their also their livelihoods for the next season.
That crisis was followed in 2016 with another weather crisis linked to
Islamic Relief Malawi was established in 2006, following an official presidential request for international humanitarian support.