• Crisis Severity ?
    2.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    1.9
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 8,217,000 People exposed [?]
  • 61,000 People displaced [?]
  • 0 Buildings damaged

Overview

28/05/2019

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.

Latest Developments

28/05/2019

No recent significant humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.