Lesotho Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA Lesotho

Lesotho is dealing with pervasive poverty and the effects of a severe El Nino-induced drought that has led to a serious food crisis. High rates of HIV and maternal mortality are among the ongoing challenges faced by the country, as well as a sharp increase in malnutrition among pregnant and lactating mothers in recent years. UNFPA works to provide sexual and reproductive health services and supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 2.1 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Lesotho

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings

Emergencies updates and resources

  • 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.