Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.50 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.2.40 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.3.00 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.1.60 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian constraints.No constraintsExtreme constraints
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. ?
03/06: No significant recent humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.
Information Gaps and Needs
- Lack of detailed information on severity of needs in affected districts.