In 2022, 400,000 children are projected to be acutely malnourished. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition in some provinces are already above emergency thresholds (15%). Out of the 56,000 severely acute malnourished children targeted by UNICEF, only 11,000 can be treated with the current available funding.
A pipeline break of therapeutic feeding treatment is expected in several provinces already in May and June. The supply chain for these products requires months to be delivered.
In Cunene province of Angola, due to the delayed rains, communities have become displaced in search for water and subsistence. The government is supporting people to return from Namibia and temporary camps have been set up. These families urgently need better hygiene and nutrition services.