(Mogadishu, 9 October 2015): Aid agencies are ramping up efforts to mitigate the impact of the El Niño phenomenon in Somalia between October and December. More than 600,000 people in southern and central Somalia and in Puntland are likely to be affected by flooding, which may result in disease and deterioration in the food security and nutritional situations. In Somaliland, the El Niño could further exacerbate drought conditions in some coastal areas.
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Thank you very much. My name is Peter de Clercq and I am the Humanitarian Coordinator here in Somalia.
Thank you very much to the representatives of Somali and international media for joining us today, for this briefing on this latest assessment, and also for a response on questions around the situation in Somalia more broadly.
Also, thanks of course also to our colleagues in FAO, and to the colleagues in the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for this overview of the new food security findings in Somalia.
(Mogadishu, 21 August 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, has just returned from humanitarian assessment visits in the towns of Baardheere and Diinsoor, in the Gedo and Bay regions respectively.
(Mogadishu, 12 August 2015): The newly appointed Deputy Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, has just completed his first official visit to Puntland and Somaliland. This was his first field visit since arriving in Mogadishu last month.