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05 Jun 2012 description

Key Messages from the FSNWG meeting held May 17, 2012 (FSNWG, 17/05/12)

  • The current rains intensified late in the season and have largely been beneficial to most parts of the region.

  • However, significant rainfall deficits remain over the eastern horn of the region which is likely to affect crop production in eastern Kenya, southern Somalia and southern Ethiopia.

22 Sep 2011 description

Cereal crop in Somalia at 17-year low as famine spreads and food prices soar

The number of people affected by the current drought crisis in the Horn of Africa now stands at 13.3 million, with those affected in Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. This is a significant increase from 12.42 million reported in August 2011 (UNHCR, KFSSG, FSNAU).