Increasing rates of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) reported in Huila and Cunene provinces; 16,000 children with SAM admitted at health facilities.
300,000 children need support in education;
The funding gap for the humanitarian response stands at 82 per cent, mobilization of resources started on February 2015.
400,000 most vulnerable people are estimated to be in need of food and in-kind assistance;
High temperature registered in Cunene, over 41°C, limiting livelihood capacity to cope with the persistent drought.
Rural communities of Cunene and Huila provinces have food stocks for less than 6 weeks.
400,000 people are estimated to be in need of food and in-kind assistance;
High school drop-outs are increasing due to lack of water and transhumance over the past two months.
1.2m People affected
585,000 People targeted for humanitarian assistance
Rural communities of Cunene and Huila have food stocks less than 3 months.
400,000 people are in need of food and in-kind assistance;
Water availability is diminishing rapidly, especially in the 4 municipalities of Cunene province and Gambos municipality.
In Huila, it is estimated that less than 20% of communities have access to safe water and adequate sanitation facilities.
Food insecurity is predicted to worsen from August onward; 400,000 people will be in need of food and non-food assistance.
Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates are still critical and expected to worsen in the coming months.
Transhumance has started two months early. Lack of vaccinations has led to 140,000 livestock deaths since January 2016.
• In the southern provinces the current harvest will not cover more than three to four months of food needs. Food insecurity is predicted to worsen from August.
• Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates are still critical. Caseloads of SAM with complications are increasing in Huila Province.
• Expected losses of 40% in cereal production, representing a deficit of 900,000 tons
• In the southern provinces the harvest will not cover more than 3 to 4 months of food needs. A worsening of food insecurity is expected from July-August.
• Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates are still critical. More than 120,000 malnourished children reside in the 4 southern provinces.
• Reduced and irregular rainfall is seriously affecting the 2016 agriculture campaign in Cunene and Namibe provinces.
• Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rates have doubled, affecting 95,877 children in 7 provinces.
• In January and February 2016, 710 cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) out of 7,567 cases (9.4%) were treated via in-patient treatment (ITP) and 2,026 cases out of 30,267 (6.7%) via out-patient treatment (OTP), according to the Provincial Health Directorate (DPS).