Swaziland Humanitarian Emergency

A girl stands outside her school.
UNFPA/Barcroft Media/Mark Lewis

Drought resulting from the El Nino phenomenon has caused increasingly severe food insecurity in Swaziland. This is of grave concern given the already high rates of chronic malnutrition. The country also suffers from an extraordinarily high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, especially among pregnant women, and a high rate of maternal, child and infant mortality. UNFPA's humanitarian assistance focuses on the provision of sexual and reproductive health services and in preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 1.3 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Meaghan Charkowick

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of mobile clinics
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

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.