Malawi

‘End the ongoing atrocities’ against people with albinism in Malawi, say UN rights experts

After a recent "savage” killing and the abduction of a one-year-old baby in Malawi, United Nations experts have urged the Government to take immediate action to protect people with albinism and “end the ongoing atrocities”.

News in Brief 25 January 2019

  • Bachelet condemns Venezuela killings, urges restraint lest situation ‘spirals out of control’
  • DRC Ebola infections increase in two health zones as numbers decline in former hotspot
  • Alarm over violent attacks in Malawi ahead of elections
Audio -
4'15"

Alarm over violent attacks on lawmakers, opposition in Malawi, ahead of elections

In Malawi, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, voiced alarm on Friday over increasing, horrific violence there, linked to upcoming elections.

Albinism: UN official welcomes latest developments in ‘landmark’ Malawi murder case

The top United Nations representative in Malawi is urging the Government to promptly prosecute those allegedly responsible for the death of a young man with albinism whose butchered body was found earlier this year.

UNICEF partners with the Government of Malawi to test first humanitarian drone in Africa

In cooperation with the Government of Malawi, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will establish an air corridor and use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), known as drones, for humanitarian purposes, the agency announced today.

UN agency launches smartphone app in drought-hit Malawi to fundraise for school meals

The United Nations food relief agency today started a fundraising campaign, using a smartphone application, to provide school meals in a southern district of Malawi, where El Niño-induced drought has reduced crop yields.

UN and Africa: focus on Malawi, South Sudan and Kenya

Over 6.5 million people in Malawi in need of emergency food aid 

Audio -
10'

Over 6.5 million people in Malawi in need of emergency food aid

The largest ever emergency food relief operation in Malawi’s history has kicked off on Wednesday, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

Audio -

UN agency starts food aid to 6.5 million people affected by severe drought in Malawi

The United Nations food relief agency has launched what is set to become the largest ever emergency food relief operation in Malawi, where an unprecedented El Niño-related drought has left nearly 40 per cent of the population in need of emergency assistance.

In Malawi, people with albinism face ‘total extinction’– UN rights expert

A United Nations human rights expert today warned that the atrocities faced by persons with albinism in Malawi render them “an endangered people group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done.”