The worst drought in 40 years resulting in poor harvests and rising food prices have resulted in acute food insecurity in Angola’s southwestern provinces of Huila and Namibe provinces.
Even though the lean season Oct-March has ended, the drought-affected areas remain vulnerable. Central and northern Angola registered accumulated rainfall above average from December to January 2022, while the southern provinces received below-average rainfall. The provinces of Namibe, Huila, and Cunene continue with below-average vegetation cover (WFP Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping).
ACT Angola forum members LWF, NCA, and Council of Churches in Angola (CICA) have prepared an appeal to respond to the emergency and recovery needs of the affected.