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Mozambique: Acute Food Insecurity and Acute Malnutrition March-April 2017; May-September 2017 and October 2017-February 2018

01/03/2017 - 28/02/2018


  • As for March-April 2017, the acute food insecurity situation was critical in all 20 districts analysed, out of which 6 districts were also facing alarming levels of acute malnutrition in a total of 8 provinces. All 20 districts analysed were classified in "Crisis" (IPC phase 3 of IPC-AFI). As for acute malnutrition, two districts (Chiúre and Namuno in the province of Cabo Delgado) were classified as “Critical” (IPC phase 4 of IPC-AM), and two districts (Mutarara in Tete, Ancuabe in Cabo Delgado) were classified as Alert/Serious (IPC phase 2/3 of the IPC-AM). In all 20 districts covered, about 30,000 children were experiencing different forms of acute malnutrition.
  • For the period May-September 2017, the acute food insecurity and acute malnutrition situation is expected to improve due to an improved access to food and a reduction in childhood diseases expected in this period. 
  • From October 2017 to February 2018, the acute malnutrition situation may be exacerbated by the expected deterioration of the food insecurity situation, as well as the increase in diseases compounded with a possible reduction of child care.
  • Therefore, immediate response as well as short-term interventions are imperative, taking into account the most affected districts, people and children as indicated by the IPC acute food insecurity and acute malnutrition classification. 


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Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD