Malawi Humanitarian Emergency

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Malawi is among the poorest countries in the world and is vulnerable to weather-related disasters, including droughts, floods and cyclones. High dependence on agriculture exacerbates the impact of climate shocks, which contribute to failing harvests. Food insecurity forces women and girls to travel longer distances to collect food and water, thereby exposing them to increased risk of gender-based violence. UNFPA provides sexual and reproductive health services to people affected by crisis and supports GBV prevention and response mechanisms in Malawi.

Humanitarian needs

Malawi Humanitarian Emergency
Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

1.5 million

Women of reproductive age


Pregnant women


Young people


Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key humanitarian results 2019

Total people reached with Adolescent SRH

People reached with Dignity Kits

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Total women reached with all types of SRH services

Affected population reached with Family Planning services

Number of mobile clinics

Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)

Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA

Number of safe spaces

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

  • 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.

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