The country experienced significant reductions in crop production in 2016 as a result of El Niño, a situation that worsened food security in 2017. As a result, 492,454 people required food assistance.?The government of Swaziland declared a national drought disaster in February 2016. INFORM evaluates Swaziland's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be moderate at 3.1/10. Swaziland's lack of coping capacity is of particular concern at 5.6/10.
Swaziland was categorised as No Severity in June 2017, as the food security situation improved and is expected to continue to improve in the coming months. The crisis analysis will no longer be updated, but ACAPS continues to monitor Swaziland on a weekly basis, due to its underlying vulnerability.