The country received heavy rains in January that caused loss of lives, animal death, destroyed crops and infrastructure.
At least 54 foot bridges were destroyed, thus cutting access to services such as health services at the time of COVID-19 and for pregnant women, young children, and people on chronic medication.
The Government moved the country from red to orange colour stage on the COVID-19 Risk Determination and Mitigation Framework, and this allowed some economic activities to occur.
Household purchasing power continued to be undermined by loss of incomes especially in urban areas due to limited business operations following COVID-19 induced total lockdown.
All the 10 districts remained in phase 3 or worse of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) until March 2021.
Due to poor harvest in 2020, majority of households had depleted their food stocks and obtained most of their food through purchases.
Food prices remained high making it hard for many households to meet their needs due to reduced incomes especially during total lockdown.