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Emergency Assistance in Response to Crop Failure in Lesotho

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 1 (see below).

Lesotho experienced its heaviest rainfall in the last ten years between December 2010 and February 2011, resulting in major floods which inundated much of the country. The farming sector has suffered heavy losses, including crops and seasonal employment opportunities. Based on the preliminary analysis of the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) in MarchApril, the United Nations agencies immediately responded through the Central Emergency Response Fund to assist 174,000 people with agricultural inputs, food, water, sanitation and health services. WFP assisted 8,000 people with food for three months (April-June 2011) and extended its ongoing blanket supplementary feeding activity to a further 16,000 people (children under 2 and pregnant and lactating women) in the highland districts from June onward.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)19,984,373
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ -266,783
South Africa2,000,000
Japan1,870,815
European Commission580,686
World Bank490,000
Private Donors3,228
Threats to food security
  • Extreme poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Inflation
  • Periodic droughts
  • Erratic rainfalls
  • Poor harvests due to soil erosion and exhaustion
  • HIV/AIDS