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Southern Africa: Humanitarian Outlook - Special Focus on El Niño, 2015/16


Abnormal rainfall patterns during 2014/2015 have contributed to a spike in food insecurity, which is currently affecting at least 27.4 m people regionally (and this excludes Angola, which has yet to publish official figures; and Madagascar, which did not present to SADC, but where 1.9 m people are food insecure, of which 460,000 people are severely so). In Malawi and Zimbabwe, 2.8 m and 1.5 m people are food insecure respectively.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
22 Nov 2015
Document type: 
Analysis Report
Early Warning
Monitoring and Evaluation
Natural Disasters