Zambia: Drought Emergency-RRF 17/2019.

According to the Zambia Vulnerability Assessment (ZVAC, 2019) conducted by the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) under the office of the Vice President, at least 2,330,182 persons are facing a severe drought during the present lean season (October 2019 and March 2020).

Although the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) has not declared drought as an emergency, ACT Zambia forum is lobbying the office of the Vice President through the DMMU to release the latest findings from a recent assessment conducted and to declare the drought in Zambia as an emergency.

The number of people facing food insecurity and poor access to safe water is increasing for both humans and livestock.

A national member from Zambia ACT forum, The United Church of Zambia (UCZ) will implement food and WASH initiatives to support drought-affected people with food and WASH needs from Rapid Response Funds.

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