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SOUTHERN AFRICA - Impact of El Niño in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe 24M

6 May 2024

It aims to alert the humanitarian community on the short- and long-term consequences of El Niño in the region and inform strategic planning and early action. [...] From the increased since the start of the 2022–2023 consumption year and was expected to remain latest data, agriculture accounted for nearly 22% of the country’s GDP and generated an above the five-year average between April 2023 and March 2024 (Africanews 08/03/2024; IPC estimated 80% of national export earnings in 2022 (WB accessed 21/04/2024 a). [...] At the same time, they are more vulnerable to the impact of weather and most of the deficit-producing areas during the post-harvest period (June–September) (FEWS climate events, including recurrent drought and floods and the most recent El Niño-induced NET 02/2024 b; ACAPS accessed 21/04/2024). [...] Displacement The forum has established a task force to providing guidance to stakeholders, donors, and responders on responding to the impacts of El Niño in the region (RIASCO 12/03/2024) The combination of food insecurity, water scarcity, and economic hardships caused by El Efforts are underway to ensure the effective delivery of aid and assistance in Southern Africa Niño makes communities more v. [...] Given the severity of the situation and the urgent need for assistance, humanitarian responders in Southern Africa have appealed for funding to address the various needs From February to early March 2024, El Niño induced rains caused floods in two districts in arising from the El Niño-induced crisis (OCHA 12/03/2024 ; Oxfam 04/04/2024).
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