UN Response to Drought in Swaziland

 

The Government of Swaziland declared a national drought disaster on 18 February 2016 in response to extended El Nino-induced drought conditions dating back to 2014. 

The Government National Drought Emergency Mitigation and Adaptation Plan (NERMAP) was revised from the original estimate of US$85 million to US$96 million to meet both immediate and developing needs. This was due to continuing deterioration in the food insecurity situation, acute water shortages (affecting both urban and rural areas) and corresponding increased humanitarian and livelihood support needs.

The United Nations also revised its Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) to support the immediate humanitarian components of the NERMAP to cover the period June 2016 to March 2017. With the continued impact of the drought, the scale and scope of response was shifted to include the medium term components of the NERMAP.

Below are Situational Reports produced by the UN Resident Coordinator's office to provide updates on the Drought Situation in Swaziland:

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Sithobela General Food Distribution, June 2016 ©WFP Swaziland/2016
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Sithobela General Food Distribution, June 2016. ©WFP/2016
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Umtimphili River Lubombo, June 2016. ©WFP/2016
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Umtimphili River Lubombo, June 2016. ©WFP/2016
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Hawane Dam, February 2016. ©UN Swaziland/2016
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Hawane Dam, June 2016 ©UN Swaziland/2016
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Hawane Dam, June 2016 ©UN Swaziland/2016
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Hawane Dam, June 2016 ©UN Swaziland/2016
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Maguga Dam, June 2016 ©UN Swaziland/2016
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Maguga Dam, June 2016 ©UN Swaziland/2016
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Maguga Dam, June 2016 ©UN Swaziland/2016