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Swaziland Drought
Drought conditions negatively affect the ability of people in Swaziland to meet their daily food and water needs.

Key Developments

Efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the Southern Africa region—including in Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—have slowed economic activity and negatively affected livelihoods, restricting access to food and other essential goods and services, according to relief actors.

USAID is also responding to disasters in neighboring Southern Africa countries.


Eswatini experiences erratic rainfall, recurrent droughts, and soil degradation, which can adversely impact food security. In addition to responding to urgent humanitarian needs, USAID supports interventions to build the capacity of people in Eswatini to withstand disasters. For example, USAID has supported programs to help mitigate the impacts of climate shocks by improving access to water and promoting conservation agriculture methods and holistic grazing land management.

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