Eswatini Humanitarian Emergency

A girl stands outside her school.
UNFPA/Barcroft Media/Mark Lewis

Eswatini has greatly been affected by drought which has resulted in food insecurity and with the most affected population groups being very poor. These have lost their crops and have seen their income reduced due to chronic illness or death of bread winner, and  lost of employment as a result of the drought. Pockets of very poor and poor households that, until recently, have relied on food and cash assistance deserve close monitoring are still evident. Food prices remain significantly higher than the period previous to the drought. Its is estimated that 159,080 people are prohjected to be in need of urgent of food assistance( Vulnerability Analysis and Assessment (VAA), 2017)

Country Population: 1.3 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

159,080
42,952
25,600
52,496
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Meaghan Charkowick

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    4,123
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    500
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    38,034
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    7,025
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    2,080
    GBV survivors reached
    6,963
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    1
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    12
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    12
    Dignity Kits distributed
    500
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    3,920
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    60
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    75

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.