Malawi Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA/Henry Chimbali

Malawi is among the African countries that have been affected by El Nino. Flooding and drought have displaced hundreds of thousands of individuals, with millions more unable to adequately feed themselves. Pregnant women and children are especially at risk of malnutrition, while those who have been displaced have limited access to functioning health facilities and are more vulnerable to violence. UNFPA and partners work to provide integrated sexual and reproductive health services to the populations in need and support mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 17.2 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

6.50 million
1.63 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Jayne Chisenga

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.