The crisis at a glance
• On 20 July, a famine was declared in southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions of Somalia.
• Eight other regions of southern Somalia are at risk of famine in the coming 1-2 months unless aid response increases in proportion to needs.
• 11.6 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in the Horn of Africa region.
• Refugee influxes from Somalia into Kenya and Ethiopia continue, with an exodus of 3,500 people a day arriving in the past week in areas of Ethiopia and Kenya.