Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 02 - June 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 06 Jul 2012


  • While favorable food security conditions persist across most of the region, localized acute food insecurity is being experienced in southern Malawi, the semi-arid districts of southern and central Mozambique, the southern and western provinces of Zimbabwe, south-east Madagascar, most parts of Lesotho and some parts of Angola.

  • In Malawi, it is estimated that 1.63 million people are food insecure, and will require support for 3 to 8 months.

  • In Lesotho, maize production fell by 77 per cent compared to last season.

  • In Angola, an estimated 366,780 households (1,833,900 people) are expected to be affected by drought, and an estimated 533,000 children under age 5 could be affected by various levels of malnutrition.

  • In Zimbabwe, the national cereal production estimate is 33 per cent less than the 2010/11 season harvest and 15 per cent below the 2006-2011 average.

  • In Madagascar, 84,000 households are experiencing severe food insecurity.

  • In Mozambique, from July-September 2012, isolated cases of Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food security conditions may expand into other areas negatively affected by drought earlier this year.

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