Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Somalia: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- UnSettlement: Urban displacement in the 21st century: City of flight -New and secondary displacements in Mogadishu, Somalia (November 2018)
- Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 11 December 2018)
- Drought Crisis in Somalia: More coordination is needed to face upcoming humanitarian crises
- East Africa Seasonal Monitor: December 09, 2018
- Somalia’s government lays out next steps to tackle corruption and strengthen accountability with international support
FSAU acknowledges the contribution of key partners FEWS NET, CARE, WFP, SC-UK, UNCU, UNDP/DIMU and UNICEF
The Deyr season is unfolding and in many sorghum production areas, recent rainfall is enabling some crop planting but there is still a long way to go to harvest (early 2002). This ALERT is released jointly by the FSAU and FEWS-NET to draw attention to the expected impact on the overall food security throughout Somalia following the worst Gu crop production for 7 years. The most vulnerarble areas have been highlighted in the accompanying map.
Lower than normal rainfall is placing increasing strain on the resources of pastoralists and has devastated a large proportion of the main sorghum crop production. This month's editorial draws attention to the mid and longer- term outlook.
RAINFALL : In southern Somalia poor Gu rainfall has badly affected agro-pastoralists in Gedo, Bay , Bakool as well as Hiran. In Northern Somalia, the Gu season has brought poor rains to most areas, with the exception of Sanag and Bari regions. The early arrival of the windy Hagai season has accelerated an early drying up process.
FSAU is managed by the FAO, funded by EC and
supported by USAID-Somalia and WFP-Somalia.
FSAU partners are WFP-Somalia, FEWS-Somalia,FAO, UNICEF, SCFUK and UNDP-Somalia.
This month, the 'Nutrition Update' focuses on an analysis of some interesting nutrition surveys in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. On a positive note, the situation in Somalia appears to be somewhat better than in neighbouring countries. However, total acute malnutrition rates of 15% can never be considered 'acceptable' or 'normal', therefore we need to use this period of relative food security to focus on longer-term interventions aimed at addressing some of the underlying causes of malnutrition.