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21 Dec 2005 description

Recent data confirm previous early warnings of an imminent humanitarian emergency throughout southern Somalia. The deteriorating food security situation is rapidly leading to a widespread humanitarian emergency in southern Somalia.

The Food Security Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSAU) implemented by FAO and funded by the European Commission and USAID, together with FEWSNet, forecast that failed rains throughout Southern Somalia will lead to the lowest secondary Deyr harvest in over ten years.

20 Dec 2005 description

Recent data further confirms previous early warnings of an imminent Humanitarian Emergency throughout Southern Somalia (see FSAU Monthly Briefs for November and December 2005).

31 Oct 2005 description


OVERVIEW
As concern grows about increasing civil and food insecurity in some parts of Southern Somalia, a first round of more intensive nutrition surveillance confirms that malnutrition levels have already increased.

Intensified surveillance in South Galcayo and Galgadud also shows high levels of malnutrition whereas the situation in South Mudug appears to be stable.

Bay Region: Extremely worrying malnutrition levels in villages affected by recent civil insecurity

12 Oct 2005 description

Highlights

SPECIAL MONTHLY BRIEF

This monthly brief departs from the usual sectoral analysis and regional highlights format following intensive, month long FSAU fieldwork to update baselines (September and October). This issue focuses on emerging issues and implications for response.

CIVIL INSECURITY CONTINUES TO THREATEN FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOODS IN SOUTHERN SOMALIA

Unresolved tensions within the TFG continue to be worrisome.

30 Sep 2005 description

OVERVIEW

The recent nutrition survey among former 'returnees/IDPs' in Hargeisa, gives good cause for optimism.

31 Aug 2005 description

OVERVIEW

In response to requests from readers, the pair of maps which allow an understanding of both longer term trends and current situation are once again presented. Updates on the situation in Gedo and Juba Valley show continuing cause for concern in these areas.

INTERPRETATION OF GENERAL AND CURRENT NUTRITION SITUATION IN SOMALIA

31 Aug 2005 description


OVERVIEW

In response to requests from readers, the pair of maps which allow an understanding of both longer term trends and current situation are once again presented. Updates on the situation in Gedo and Juba Valley show continuing cause for concern in these areas.

INTERPRETATION OF GENERAL AND CURRENT NUTRITION SITUATION IN SOMALIA

10 Aug 2005 description


Highlights: FSAU Post Gu 2005 Seasonal Assessment

31 Jul 2005 description


OVERVIEW
Overall, areas with increased nutrition concern have encountered persistent insecurity, with resultant population displacement; recurrent natural disasters and hindrance to humanitarian assistance delivery. On the contrary, areas with good humanitarian access coupled by general improvement in food security indicators, stable health situation, relatively more diversified diets, and relative civil security had improvement in the nutrition situation, e.g. Nugaal valley, Sool plateau, and most parts of NE Somalia.

19 Jul 2005 description

The Food Security Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSAU), implemented by FAO and funded by the EC and USAID, is launching innovative Information Management Technology (IMT) products to assist information dissemination and policy making in the field of Food Security and Nutrition.

30 Jun 2005 description


OVERVIEW
This month's publication presents the preliminary results of the Taleex and Huddun Nutrition survey, Sool Region. The acute malnutrition rate is again within the usual ranges for the area following a general improvement in the food security situation in the north along with humanitarian assistance.

15 Jun 2005 description


Highlights

FSAU will conduct a Post Gu Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Security Assessment with partners July 5-25. Preliminary results will be available in early August (page 4).

31 May 2005 description


OVERVIEW

An overall improvement in the nutrition situation in Northern Somalia and Hiran Region is related to the ongoing interventions and the recent improvement in food security.

Humanitarian inaccessibility due to insecurity in Gedo continues to affect the population wellbeing.

Security related displacement in Bakool Region has had a negative impact on the population’s nutrition status.

GALCAYO: Reduced TFC admissions as interventions continue