South Africa is located in a region prone to drought.  South Africa’s agricultural sector was affected by drought in 2018, with projected losses of some $495 million. In 2014, Western Cape Province experienced the worst drought in 400 years.? 

There are some 89,259 refugees and 186,003 asylum-seekers living in South Africa as of mid-2018.? 

For 2019, INFORM rated South Africa’s risk of humanitarian crisis as medium, at 4.7/10.?