• Crisis Severity ?
    2.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    2.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    1.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
     
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 1,172,000 People in Need [?]
  • 839,000 Moderate humanitarian conditions - Level 3 [?]
  • 333,000 Severe humanitarian conditions - Level 4 [?]

Overview

14/05/2019

Over 954,000 people are expected to experience IPC Phase 3 and 4 between October 2018 and March 2019. Compared to 77,000 reported as food insecure in 2017, this represents an increase of almost 1150%.

Food insecurity due to natural disasters is frequently reported in Zambia but this year results are among the highest in the last five years. The country continues to suffer from chronic undernutrition and poverty. Over 40% of the population faces chronic malnutrition. ?

Latest Developments

03/06/2019

03/06: No significant recent humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team. 

Information Gaps and Needs

06/05/2019
  • Lack of detailed information on severity of needs in affected districts.