Malawi says 8 million people need food relief due to drought

Reuters News
Posted: May 25, 2016 6:06 AM

LILONGWE (Reuters) - More than 8 million people in Malawi need food aid as a result of a drought that has decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday.

"The results of this rapid assessment showed that close to 8.4 million people will need food because they have partially or completely lost their crops through El Nino induced dry spells," Godfrey Chaponda told Reuters.

(Reporting by Mabvuto Banda; Editing by Joe Brock)