Malawi Humanitarian Emergency

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Country Population:

17.2 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

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

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 results2020

  • 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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