Desperate measures: hunger crisis forces girls to sell sex

Shamim with her son Junior on the porch of the one room house they share
 © UNICEF Malawi/2017/Eldson Chagara

It is the start of the rainy season on the shores of Lake Malawi, and the landscape which until recently was yellow and brown is now a lush green. Streams and rivers flow where before there were dry, dusty river beds. People have planted crops. There are fields of maize, as tall in places as the mud huts of farmers, and towering over children who run past them.

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