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In 2009, Malawi was one of the first countries to pilot the IPC Acute Food Insecurity classification in the region. In 2012, the country went further to also pilot the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity classification. In 2017, with the assistance of the UN country team, Malawi decided to use the IPC as the primary source for reporting on food insecurity. This was done through training as well as contracting an IPC consultant to assist the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) to integrate the IPC in their activities.

As the IPC Technical Working Group (TWG) is part of the MVAC, it is composed of Government departments, UN Agencies (FAO, WFP, and UNICEF) as well as NGOs.

Malawi has shown further interest in the IPC Acute Malnutrition and IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classifications to understand the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity as well as the drivers of acute malnutrition. Looking ahead, the national IPC TWG aims to take the necessary steps to implement all three IPC classifications in the country.

In 2018, the IPC Global Support Unit supported an IPC Acute Food Insecurity training and analysis as well as IPC Chronic Food Insecurity activities.

Country contacts

Quraishia Merzouk (PhD)
IPC Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa
IPC Global Support Unit (IPC GSU) – Regional Coordination Team in SADC
Hosted at FAO REOSA- UN
UN House, Ground Floor, 1 Eglin Road Sunninghill
2191 Johannesburg, South Africa
Quraishia.Merzouk@fao.org

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