The country continues to recover from drought-related food insecurity, but following significant improvements most of the country is now experiencing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) levels of food insecurity. Therefore, it was categorised as No Severity in the Global Emergency Overview as of 9 May 2017. While the crisis analysis is no longer updated, ACAPS continues to monitor Zambia on a weekly basis due to its underlying vulnerability.?

INFORM measures Zambia's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be medium, at 4.1/10. Lack of coping capacity and vulnerability are of particular concern at 6.1/10 and 5.3/10, respectively.