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Botswana: Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results 2017

Situation

Heavy rains caused flooding in some areas, which was exacerbated by Cyclone Dineo in February 2017. This led to an increase in diseases such as diarrhea and malaria in some areas.

Higher rainfall compared to the previous season resulted in improved crop and livestock production, thereby significantly reducing households’ vulnerability to food insecurity.

The number people at risk of food and livelihood insecurity dropped significantly to 57,000 for June 2016 to March 2017, and an estimated 12,000 people for July 2017 to March 2018. Food prices in the markets remains relatively stable.

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Organization(s): 
Southern African Development Community
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
02 Oct 2017
Map/Infographic Type: 
Humanitarian Update
Location(s): 
Botswana
Theme(s): 
Food/Nutrition Crisis
Natural Disasters