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Drought is widespread across Somalia warn ACTED teams in the country. In Puntland, severe drought has directly affected up to 150,000 people and has displaced an additional 12,000 people, according to the consortium. In parts of Somaliland, the average distance to water points has risen to 50 kilometres, while some communities are traveling as far as 125 kilometres, making water consumption drop below 3 litres per person per day. Overall, more than 320,000 children are acutely malnourished and need urgent nutrition support.
NAIROBI [ACTED News] - The poor performance of the 2012 long rains (March – May season) predicted for the Horn of Africa threatens to reverse recovery efforts and negatively affect food security for people struggling to recover from the region’s worst food crisis during the past century.
AL KUFRA, Libya [ACTED News] - ACTED has recently completed NFI distributions in the town of Al Kufra, in the far south eastern corner of Libya, to 484 immigrants from Eritrea, Somalia, Bangladesh and Sudan. The NFIs were provided by UNHCR and distributed in cooperation with the Kufra branch of the Libyan Red Crescent. The NFIs were transferred from the UNHCR warehouse (managed by ACTED) in Ganfouda, Benghazi to Al Kufra oasis, almost 1,000 kilometers away. The distributed NFI kits contained: 216 boxes of hygiene kits, 308 mattresses, 32 kitchen sets and 240 blankets.