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—half of the country lives below the national poverty line, and nearly two-thirds of the population survives on less than $1.25 a day.
Malawi has been exposed to severe flooding since the beginning of 2015. More than 230,000 people have been displaced as a result. The timing couldn’t be worse, either: As the floods came in during the planting season, farmers not only lost their crops, but their livelihoods for this season. Standard household items were destroyed. People have been left with nothing.
Islamic Relief Malawi was established in 2006, following an official presidential request for international humanitarian support. Malawi was one of several African countries supported by Islamic Relief’s Africa Food Crisis campaign.