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12 Jul 2017 description
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Situation Update
Further to the last situation update , Somalia continues to be one of the worst-affected countries, as forecast by the Famine Early Warning Systems (FEWS) Network and the International Red Cross, famine is likely to be declared in late 2017 in the state of Puntland, Somaliland and South West, Somalia.

14 May 2013 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

15 Jul 2011 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Background
The failure of rainy season in October to December 2010 has brought severe drought to the Horn of Africa, affected Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, etc. Poor harvest and loss of livestock are a direct result of the disaster, and the situation is exacerbated by high food price and armed conflict.