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26 Aug 2011 description

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  • Famine has been declared in parts of Middle Shabelle, IDP settlements along the Afgooye Corridor, parts of Mogadishu hosting IDPs, Lower Shabelle and parts of Bakool. (FSNAU)

  • Famine is expected to spread across all regions of the south in the coming weeks. (FSNAU)

  • 3.7 million people are currently in crisis countrywide; among these, 3.2 million need immediate, lifesaving assistance, including 2.8 million in the south. (FSNAU)

03 Aug 2011 description

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  • Famine has been declared in parts of Middle Shabelle, IDP settlements along the Afgooye Corridor, parts of Mogadishu hosting IDPs, Lower Shabelle and parts of Bakool

  • Famine is expected to spread across all regions of the south in the coming four to six weeks

  • Tens of thousands of people have died and many more lives are at risk

  • 3.7 million people, more than half the population, require humanitarian assistance – a 35% increase from 2.4 million in the beginning of the year

20 Jul 2011 description
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• Famine has been declared in Lower Shabelle and parts of Bakool in southern Somalia.

• Other southern regions may also be affected in the coming two months.

• Tens of thousands of people have died and many more lives are at risk.

• 3.7 million people, more than half the population, require humanitarian assistance – a 35% increase from 2.4 million in the beginning of the year.

• Cereal prices are at an all‐time high, with the cost of some commodities up by 270% in some areas in the south.

19 Jul 2011 description
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Two regions of southern Somalia are currently facing famine. Malnutrition rates are above 50 per cent in some of the districts and tens of thousands of people have already died for reasons related to malnutrition in the last few months. In the first half of 2011, the number of people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance increased by over a million to some 3.7 million people, almost half of the people living in Somalia. If humanitarian agencies do not intervene now, famine will spread to the whole of southern Somalia within two months.