The vulnerability assessment was conducted in 33 flood and dry spell affected districts out of a total of 89 districts, different from the ones assessed last year. Zambia’s maize production increased by 27% compared to last year, creating a national surplus of more than a million MT. However, an increase in vulnerable population by almost 68% was reported, and this was attributed to the occurrence of shocks. They estimated number of food insecure people is 351,000. Source: Regional FSNWG Update, July 2014.