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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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