Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 30 September 2013)
An estimated 870,000 people require urgent humanitarian assistance while an additional 2.3 million require livelihood support until the end of the year. This is the lowest number ever since famine was declared in 2011 according to a joint report by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). This reduction is attributed to successive seasons of average to above average rainfall, low food prices and sustained humanitarian response.
Malnutrition rates remain among the highest in the world, with 206,000 children under the age of 5 acutely malnourished. About two-thirds of the acutely malnourished children are in southern Somalia. Internally displaced people in Somalia constitute more than two-thirds of the 870,000 people in crisis.
Humanitarian access remains critical, especially in south central where high levels of malnutrition persist and most urgent humanitarian needs are concentrated.
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