Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.20 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.00 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.2.50 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.1.90 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian constraints.2.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
Starting in early March 2019, Malawi recorded heavy rainfall linked to Tropical Cyclone Idai, which led to intense flooding across southern and central regions of the country. In the immediate aftermath of the flooding, more than 850,000 people were estimated to be affected, with 56 deaths and 577 injuries reported.?The flooding also displaced approximately 86,000 people, most of whom found temporary accommodation in camps and makeshift sites.?
In subsequent weeks, floodwaters have receded and some displaced people have started to return to their place of origin, though a lack of up to date information makes it difficult to determine how humanitarian needs have evolved over time.?Given that flooding destroyed a large portion of the maize crop in the south, food prices are expected to rise in some areas, potentially leading to an elevated level of food insecurity.?Humanitarian access continues to be an issue in some areas where infrastructure has been damaged by flooding.
No recent significant humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.