Malawi: Acute Food Insecurity July - September 2019 and Projection for October 2019 - March 2020
VALIDITY PERIOD
01.07.2019 > 31.03.2020

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Acute
Malnutrition


How Severe, How Many, and When: In the current period – July to September 2019 – around 0.67 million people are estimated to be in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) and require urgent humanitarian assistance. 2.9 million people are estimated to be in IPC Phase 2 (Stress) and require livelihood support. In the projected period, which covers the lean season from October 2019 to March 2020, 1.06 million people are estimated to be in IPC Phase 3, and 3,58 million people are estimated to be in IPC Phase 2.   The districts that are classified under Phase 3 which are likely to require urgent action are concentrated in the southern districts. Three districts are in Phase 3.

Where and Who: The most affected districts are in the southern region, in total 15 in number, and the worst off are located within the area affected by the floods.

Why: The main drivers of food insecurity in Malawi this season include floods, dry spells, infestations of the Fall Armyworm, and high prices for staple foods compared to last year and the 5-year average.


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