Zambia: Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results 2016

Situation

Zambia has not declared a national disaster. The country produced adequate maize to meet total national requirement and had a carryover stock of 667,524 tons, giving total availability of 2,562,000 tons. Total requirements for the country stand at 3,397,000 tons, leaving an exportable surplus of 835,000 tons.

An assessment in southern Zambia found that 975,738 people (162,623 households) were affected and require humanitarian assistance. Southern Province, for example, recorded a 48 per cent maize production decline. Water shortages are also a concern, as is the high rates of stunting (40 per cent) and underweight (15 per cent) in children under age 5, both higher among boys.

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