Key Findings from the 2014 Post Gu Seasonal Food Security and Nutrition Assessment in Somalia, 2 September 2014

SUMMARY RESULTS

  • Gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are being lost

  • Over 1 million people are acutely food insecure (IPC Phases 3 and 4) and require urgent humanitarian assistance and livelihood support through the end of the year - 20 % increase since Jan 2014

  • Over 2.1 million additional people are classified as Stressed (IPC Phase 2); This group of households may struggle to meet their minimal food requirements through the end of the year, they remain highly vulnerable to shocks that could push them back to food security crisis if no appropriate support is provided.

  • 218,000 children under 5 years of age are acutely malnourished of which 43,800 are severely malnourished and face a higher risk of morbidity and death;

  • The situation is likely to continue deteriorating further until the start of the Deyr rains in October.

  • There is also severe water shortage for livestock mainly in the northeast but also in parts of northwest, central and North Gedo regions of Somalia.