The Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition’s report was released in March 2016 and presents a serious food security and nutrition situation in the country. The report shifts the severity of the situation from the southern provinces of Maputo, Gaza, and Inhambane to the central provinces of Tete,
Manica, Sofala and Zambezia where the situation is reported to be much worse by comparison.
The National Institute for Disaster Management activated the Red Institutional alert on 12 April for a period of 90 days for the south and central regions of the country.
1.5 million people are facing food insecurity and nutritional crisis in seven provinces (Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Tete, Manica, Sofala and Zambezia). 191,000 children are expected to be severe acutely malnourished in the next 12 months and GAM rates for children under 5 are 15.3% and 15.5 % in Sofala and Tete provinces respectively.
UNICEF is targeting 120,000 people in 2016 for WASH interventions and 27,500 children <5 years with severe acute malnutrition for Nutrition interventions.