The affected population that will require humanitarian assistance is estimated at 447,760 people for a period of 4-5 months from October/November 2014 to February/March 2015.
The estimated requirement for intervention for the 4-5 months period is 32,108 metric tonnes of maize equivalent or 257,861,320 Maloti.
The current assessment findings will hold as long as:
There are stable food prices throughout the season.
A normal rainy season but the current weather forecast predicts an EL NINO in the next agricultural season.
There is a a stable local currency (Maloti).
Timely implementation of this year’s recommended interventions.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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