From May until October 2022, large parts of West Africa experienced large-scale flooding caused by above average seasonal rainfall and water management.
The central Sahel is facing a food security crisis due to the high vulnerability of the population to erratic rainfall.
On April 11-12, South Africa experienced catastrophic floods and landslides in the eastern coast of the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Eastern Cape (EC) following exceptionally heavy rainfall.
Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi and neighbouring countries suffered severe flooding after a series of tropical storms, including three cyclones, hit the region, starting with storms Ana and Batsirai in January and February 2022.
Southern Madagascar (the Grand Sud) is facing a deteriorating food security crisis, exacerbated by exceptionally low levels of rainfall over the last two years. In an area with 90% of the population living below the poverty line, this recent drought has contributed to tens of thousands facing severe famine-like conditions.