Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 07 - November 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Nov 2012


  • Malawi launched Response Plans to address increasing food insecurity.

  • The Response Plan is requesting $102 million of which $41 million have been sourced, leaving a shortfall of $61 million.

  • The number of people with missing food entitlements stands at 1.97 million, an increase of 21% from the June MVAC Report.

  • This situation is compounded by the devaluation of the kwacha and the increasing price of fuel and maize.

  • Expected humanitarian consequences include changes in food consumption patterns, increased malnutrition and negative coping strategies.

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