Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Malawi-Famine-Documentation-27MZIFL5DP_8.htmlConceptually similarMalawi Famine DocumentationGP038YCompleted★★★★★★Malawi Famine DocumentationGP012YUCompleted★★★★Malawi Famine DocumentationGP01A12Completed★★★★Malawi Famine DocumentationGP0B60Completed★★★★Malawi Famine DocumentationGP0IC3Completed★★★★★★Malawi Famine DocumentationGP01F0ICompleted★★★★Malawi Famine DocumentationGP07VUCompleted★★★★Malawi Famine DocumentationGP0SQNCompleted★★★★Malawi Famine DocumentationGP0X6GCompleted★★★★View AllGP01F0HMalawi Famine DocumentationIn the Maiwazal village, Benita Mapulesi sits in the shadow of her hut with her child on her lap. The child is the youngest of 5 and she says Mustaph is "the gift her husband left her" before he passed away last year. Back in March, at the height of the first wave of hunger, she ran out of food. The entire village was hungry and no one could spare anything, "they did not have enough for themselves." "He was dying," she says, cradling her son. "He cried for hours, for days. I am not a thief but I stole." She stole a few cobs from her cousin's field. He cut off half her ear as punishment. Benita Mapulesi is still smiling as she rocks her child and recounts her story, "I expected him to kill me." © Clive ShirleyLocations:Africa-Malawi-Southern AfricaDate:30 Aug, 2002Credit:© Greenpeace / Clive ShirleyMaximum size:2448px X 3694pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Children-Climate (campaign title)-Day-Drought-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Mothers-Outdoors-Two people-WomenShoot:Malawi Famine DocumentationMalnutrition and hunger are widespread in Malawi and experts say the worst will come in November through to March 2003.