Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard (June 2012)
- Famine conditions are no longer present in Somalia, largely due to the ongoing delivery of aid and the exceptional harvest at the beginning of the year. The humanitarian situation, however, is still critical. 2.5 million people remain in crisis, unable to fully meet life's basic needs without humanitarian assistance. An additional 1.3 million are in a stressed food security situation and at risk of sliding back into crisis without sustained livelihood support. Over 1.3 million people remain internally displaced in Somalia. Mortality and malnutrition rates have improved dramatically, but remain among the highest in the world . An estimated 323,000 children are acutely malnourished; that is 22% of all children under five years of age. The majority of the 1.36 million internally displaced persons continue to live in dire conditions.
- In the second half of the year, the food security situation is expected to deteriorate in the agropastoral areas in south Somalia due to below average GU rainfall and ensuring shortfall of the harvest. A meager crop production is also likely in the agropastoral zones of central Somalia following erratic rains and pest infestations.
- The operating environment in Somalia continues to challenge unimpeded access to benefiCiaries and the timely delivery of humanitarian assistance. Military operations in the southern and central regions of Somalia are expected to continue for the rest of the year. Changes in the control of territory and the mapping power holders will, in the first instance, increase instability and require a systematic re-assessment of humanitarian access opportunities.
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