Somalia: Humanitarian Dashboard - May 2014 (issued on 27 June 2014)
Somalia’s fragile humanitarian situation is at risk of sliding back into emergency. Some 857,000 people, most of them displaced, are already in need of urgent life-saving assistance at least through June 2014. Early warnings indicate that the combination of the delayed April-June rains, a disrupted planting season and rising food prices in areas affected by the ongoing military offensive could further worsen the humanitarian situation in the country. The number of people in need may further increase if the main Gu rainy season (April to June) performs poorly. The resumption of rainfall since early May has helped alleviate moisture stress on planted crops in agriculture dependent areas and replenished water and pasture in pastoral areas. The Gu harvest will largely depend on continued rains through June.
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