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Assistance in Response to Crop Failure in Lesotho

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 2 (see below).

Lesotho is facing the devastating effects of two successive crop failures compounded by a litany of socio-economic adversities. Increased food insecurity is expected to affect a large part of the population through the 2012/13 lean season. The findings of the recent Lesotho Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s reportas well as a rapid assessment conducted by the United States Agency for International Development indicate that Lesotho’s level of food security has declined significantly for the second year in a row. The impact of this season’s late rains and subsequent widespread drought adds to the increasing vulnerability of the population. The matter is worsened by the fact that the country faced a similar poor harvest in 2011.  

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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
Japan1,870,815
South Africa1,100,000
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