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

300,000
72,000
260,000
102,000
Last updated on - 01 Janvier 2017
UNFPA/Jayne Chisenga

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    300,000
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    10,000
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    240,000
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    100,000
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    1,858
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    75,000
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    2,600
    GBV survivors reached
    2,600
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    100,000
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    2
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    7
    Number of safe spaces
    3
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    7
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    2
    Dignity Kits distributed
    10,000
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    30
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    7
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    27
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    30
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    30
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management
    30

Emergencies updates and resources

Disclaimer
  • 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.