Hunger Crisis: Children Forced into Child labor in Kasungu

By The Malawi Star

As hunger situation continues to worsen in the country, media reports have revealed that Children in Kasungu are forced to work Estates to supply food in their homes.

Maize shortage, Malawians desperate

Confirming the reports to a local paper, Traditional Authority Kapinda said parents from the area are now forcing children to work in Estates to earn a living.

“Many people in my area are forcing their children to work for them to have food for their homes usually. These children work while others are in Class” said Chief Kapinda.

Reacting to the development Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Goodall Gondwe disclosed that the country is in dire need of Mk3.5 Billion to support hunger victims

According to Gondwe, about 32 thousand Malawians are hit by disaster and the number is expected to increase.

“Currently we need Mk3.5 billion to help in purchasing maize outside the country, to help those people been affected with hunger in Malawi” said Gondwe.

He further applauded donations from international community towards hunger crisis in the country.

Last year, the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee, revealed that over 2.8million people were to experience acute food insecurity during the 2015/16 rainy season due to floods that hit the country early in January 2015.

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