Refilled Mareer Water Catchment, Northern Inland Pastoral. Iskushuban Dec 2019
Improved pasture conditions. Hawd, Garowe, Dec 2019
Impacts of Tropical storm Pawan, Hurdiye, Coastal Deeh, Iskushuban Dec 2019
Hurdiye village submerged, Coastal Deeh Iskushuban Dec 2019
Good sorghum crop Southern Agropastoral Jalalaqsi. Dec 2019
Good Sesame crop Southern Agropastoral, Jalalaqsi. Dec 2019
Good pasture, Addun, Jariban, Dec 2019
Good sorghum, Southern Inland IPastoral, Beletwein Dec 2019
Camel average body condition, Gedo-Dolo Qootaay-Southern Inland Pastoral Dec 2019
Average cattle body condition. Gedo Elwaq, Southern Inland IPastoral, Dec 2019
Flood affected Riverine Farms, Dujuma-Buale, Middle Juba Dec 2019
Crop planting (sesame broadcasting) after flood recession. Beletwein, Dec 2019
Good Cattle body condition and filled water catchment, Huddur, Southern Agropastoral, Dec 2019
Good goat body condition, Huddur, Southern Agropastoral, Dec 2019
Good goat body condition - Southern Inland Pastoral Beletwein. Dec 2019
Average maize production, Gedo Luuq-Aroosow, Dec 2019
Average goat body condition, Dolo_Abdiloxow. Gedo-Dec 2019
Enumerator in the field administering household during Shabelle Rural Assessment in Middle Shabelle. Dec 2019
Enumerator in the field during Shabelle Rural Assessment in Lower Shabelle (Walan Weyne), Dec 2019
Enumerator administering household questionnaire interview in Mogadishu IDP, Dec 2019
Debriefing with survey team supervisors during IDPs and Urban in Mogadishu, Dec 2019
Practical on household questionnaires during training for IDPs and Urban Assessments in Mogadishu, Dec 2019
Standardization test during Mogadishu IDPs and Urban Assessment, Dec 2019

In Focus

  • Approximately 839 000 children likely to be acutely malnourished

    February 4, 2021, Mogadishu/Washington – Up to 2.7 million people across Somalia are expected to face food consumption gaps or depletion of livelihood assets indicative of Crisis (IPC Phase 3)[1] or worse outcomes through mid-2021 in the absence of humanitarian assistance. The drivers of acute food insecurity in Somalia include the compounding effects of poor and erratic rainfall distribution, flooding, Desert Locust infestation, socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19, and conflict.  Moreover, approximately 840 000 children under the age of five are likely to be acutely malnourished, including nearly 143 000 who are likely to be severely malnourished. It is likely that sustained, large-scale humanitarian food assistance and government support since July 2020 have mitigated the magnitude and severity of food insecurity. Through at least mid-2021, Desert Locust will continue to pose a serious risk of damage to both pasture and crops across Somalia.  Available forecasts indicate an increased likelihood of below-average rainfall during the 2021 Gu (April-June) season across most of the country, which would adversely affect food security and nutrition outcomes. These findings are based on the 2020 post-Deyr seasonal food security and nutrition assessment conducted across Somalia in November and December 2020. The assessment and the subsequent analyses were jointly led by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU, a project managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET, a project funded by USAID) with the active participation of government institutions, UN, and NGO partners.

    Delayed and erratic rainfall distribution characterized the October to December 2020 Deyr season, resulting in below-average, cumulative rainfall across most of the country. The poor rains led to inadequate replenishment of pasture and water resources and below-average Deyr crop production. In addition, Cyclone Gati caused significant damages and livestock deaths in northeastern coastal areas in late November, though the rains ultimately alleviated dry conditions. Furthermore, recurrent floods between July and early November caused further population displacement and damaged crops and farmland in riverine areas of Hiiraan, Shabelle, and Juba regions. Despite favorable Hagaa/Karan (July-September) rainfall in agropastoral and pastoral livelihood zones in the Northwest, the rains could not compensate for crop losses caused by poor Gu (April-June 2020) rainfall during the planting, germination, and growing season.

    2020 Deyr season cereal production in southern Somalia is estimated at 78 600 tons, which is 20 percent below the 1995-2019 average. The...

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