How Many and When? The current analysis period of June to September 2021 coincides with the harvest and post-harvest period marked by relatively good food availability: for this period, over...
An estimated 2.6 million people representing 13% of the country population are experiencing high acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3, Crisis) in the 28 districts and four cities of Malawi. Urgent action is required to protect livelihoods and reduce food consumption gaps. A further 6.5 million people are in IPC Phase 2 (Stress) and require action for disaster risk reduction and livelihood protection.
Between October 2022 and March 2023, the situation is expected to deteriorate, with 3.8 million people in Malawi (20% of the population) expected to face high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3), an increase by 7% compared to the current period. The number of districts classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) is estimated to increase from six to 21 including the four cities. This likely deterioration is attributed to seasonal factors, as this period coincides with the lean season, and a high proportion of the population starting to deplete their food stocks; the continued impact of the war in Ukraine on food prices; potential reduced internal food productions due to high prices of inputs and possible climatic shocks; reduced labour opportunities and wages; and shortage of food stocks.
|Year of publication|
25 Aug 2022
|Related organisation(s)||IPC - Integrated Food Security Phase Classification|
|Knowledge service | Metadata||Global Food and Nutrition Security | Food security and food crises|
|Digital Europa Thesaurus (DET)||food securitymalnutritionhungerfood aidhumanitarian aidprice of agricultural produceeconomic conditionsMonitoring|
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