Malawi + 6 more

WFP Southern Africa: Lean Season Update 2018 – 2019 (November 2018)

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

8.1 million people food insecure in Eswatini,
Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe

4 million people to receive food, cash or vouchers to address immediate lean season needs

Additional USD 212 million required to meet the food needs in the six countries over the lean season (November 2018 - April 2019)


• As Southern Africa enters the lean season, WFP and partners expand programmes to support vulnerable people whose food stocks are depleting.

• Given the 80 percent risk of an El Niño, it will be critical to address immediate needs to prevent further deterioration and protect livelihoods ahead of a potentially poor cropping season.

• WFP continues to build the resilience of vulnerable communities as weather patterns become increasingly difficult to predict.