Malawi Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA/Henry Chimbali

Malawi's humanitarian crises are predominantly weather related. The current weather forecast as provided by the Department of Climate Change and Meterological services and hazards suggests that Malawi will experience both floods and droughts in some parts of the country. Based on these predictions, planning scenarios and assumptions were shared by the Department of Disaster Risk Management (DODMA).For floods and dry spells in the most likely scenario for all hazards, the figures of affected populations are projected to be between 200,000-300,000 people and in the worst case scenario, over 300, 000 people. This plan is based on the highest given figure of 300,000 people to be affected by any hazard to hit any of the prone districts and areas mentioned.

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

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Jayne Chisenga

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.