Zimbabwe + 2 more

Southern Africa – Drought and Flooding (DG ECHO, RIASCO, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 February 2017)

◾The worst drought in the last 35 years related to El Nino has led to high levels of food insecurity with several areas in IPC 3 and IPC 4. Currently 13.8 million people are targeted for humanitarian assistance.

◾Heavy rainfall and floods in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique are adversely affecting crop production and may prolong need for humanitarian assistance if harvests are undermined.

◾Cash transfers have become one of the primary responses at scale - often using mobile technologies - to support the recovery of disaster-affected populations, but funding shortfalls limit coverage.