Snapshot 2–8 March 2016
Malawi and Mozambique: Flooding and drought have led to the most severe food crisis Malawi has faced in a decade: 2.8 million people face acute food insecurity, including 900,000 facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes. In Mozambique, an estimated 600,000 people are in Crisis due to drought. In addition, 9,300 Mozambicans in Malawi who fled armed conflict need WASH, health and shelter assistance.
DRC: On 2 March, armed men abducted three humanitarian workers in Lubero, Nord-Kivu. Several organisations have suspended activities in the area. In Rutshuru, intercommunal tensions also led to the suspension of activities. Attacks on humanitarian organisations increased by almost 20% between 2014 and 2015.
South Sudan: In Pibor, Jonglei, 2,000 have people fled to the UN base while thousands more have fled to the bush, after fighting between government forces and armed youth at the end of February. Five humanitarian facilities were looted and markets in the town were burned. Urgent health and WASH needs are reported.
Updated: 08/03/2016. Next update: 15/03/2016.