Malawi’s bishops decry food, medicine shortages
February 12, 2016
The Episcopal Conference of Malawi lamented food and medicine shortages and skyrocketing food prices as the nation grapples with a severe drought.
As medicines are stolen from hospitals, “people are dying [from] diseases that can easily be cured,” said Martin Chiphwanya of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace.
Located in southeastern Africa, the nation of 16.4 million is 50% Protestant, 33% Catholic, and 13% Muslim.
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- CCJP expresses worry over social problems (Episcopal Conference of Malawi)
- U.N. food agency says 14 million face hunger in southern Africa (Reuters)
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