An estimated 1.42 million people are affected (including 756,000 children) by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila. There are an estimated 95,877 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM)in the 7 most affected provinces, with 44,511 cases of SAM registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.
Since January 2016, a Yellow Fever epidemic has unfolded with 3,552 cases laboratory confirmed and 355 deaths reported.Yellow Fever has been laboratory confirmed in all 18 provinces in the country.Since January 2016, a total of 11,451,931 million vaccines have been administered against Yellow Fever in the country.
UNICEF funded the printing of 2,828,000 copies of Yellow Fever information, education and communication (IEC) materials (including posters, leaflets and Q&A materials) which are currently being distributed throughout the country.
UNICEF has delivered 23,860 water containers, over 1.9 million water purification tablets, 1,738 family hygiene and dignity kits, 500 latrine slabs and over 4,640 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) communication materials for vulnerable families in the provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.
UNICEF and the Provincial Directorate of Energy and Water are targeting 147,000 people in Namibe, Cunene and Huila with access to safe water, through the rehabilitation of non-functional boreholes.