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24 Aug 2009 description

Somalia faces its worse humanitarian crisis in eighteen years amid an escalating civil war that threatens to push the country into chaos and lead to further deteriorations in the food security and nutrition status of the people.

12 Jun 2009 description

KEY ISSUES

Growing Humanitarian Emergency (HE) for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): The depth and severity of the IDP Humanitarian Emergency is increasing. The total number of 'new' IDPs increased by more than 100,000 people in May alone, which places the total number of new IDPs in Somalia at more than 1.3 million people. Evidence suggests that this number may continue to increase in the coming months, as populations flee to safety both within and outside Somalia. Fighting between the government and opposition forces has intensified since early May.

18 May 2009 description

Highlights

The food security situation following the onset of the Gu rains is mixed, deteriorating in the drought-affected and rain deficit areas in the central regions (Mudug, Galgadud and Hiran) and in the north (part of Nugal Valley and Sool Plateau.

30 Apr 2009 description

New Name for Nutrition Surveillance Project for Somaila

As of March 1st 2009, the Food Security Analysis Unit and the Nutrition Surveillance Project for Somalia have been renamed as the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU). This new name reflects a new integration of both nutrition and food security units into one overall project and represents the start of a 4 year project phase. All future publications therefore will refer to the FSNAU.

15 Apr 2009 description

KEY ISSUES

The food security situation in all livelihoods of Somalia remain as classified during the post Deyr '08/09 assessment (Jan.-June '09), however, the prolonged and harsh Jilaal dry season has led to a deterioration in some areas (page 7-8).

- There are indications of some people returning to Mogadishu, however, the overall number of IDPs has increase since Dec.

04 Mar 2009 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This FSAU Technical Series provides a summary of the key findings of the post Deyr '08/09 Assessment and Analysis, which are the results of fieldwork (December 21 - January 1), regional and national analysis workshops (January 2 - 23) and a Technical Verification and Partner Vetting Meetings (Nutrition January 22, and Food Security January 27). FEWS NET Somalia along with 31 partners, including regional authorities, UN and international agencies and local and international NGOs participated and supported in this post Deyr assessment and analysis process.

11 Feb 2009 description

This special FSAU brief provides a summary of the key findings of the post Deyr '08 Assessment and Analysis, which are the results of fieldwork (December 21 - January 1), regional and national analysis workshops (January 2 - 23) and a Technical Verification and Partner Vetting Meetings (Nutrition January 22, and Food Security January 27). FEWS NET Somalia along with 31 partners, including regional authorities, UN and international agencies and local and international NGOs participated and supported in this post Deyr assessment and analysis process.

24 Dec 2008 description

Overview

Nutrition Situation in Somalia

In November 2008, FSAU, in collaboration with partners, conducted six nutrition surveys in Somalia using the standard survey methodology1. The population groups assessed were: IDPs in Bosasso and Shabelle regions, pastoralists in the Hawd and Addun livelihood zones and the agro-pastoralists and riverine livelihood zones in the Shabelle regions (See Map 1). One further assessment was conducted in the Bosasso urban population using the LQAS methodology.

21 Nov 2008 description

Overall, Deyr rains are considered to be normal, resulting in regeneration of pasture, normal crop establishment and improved water availability. The outlook for the Deyr season is expected to be normal in most of the central and south. Pasture, and water availability has improved and migration patterns are resuming to normal in most areas. Cereal crop establishment and development is good in main producing areas of the south.

31 Oct 2008 description

Overview

Nutrition Situation:

In October 2008 FSAU, in collaboration with partners, commenced the second cycle of seasonal nutrition surveys for the Deyr '08/09 season.

09 May 2008 description

Key Issues

The humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating at an accelerated pace due to the combination of sky rocketing food prices, a significantly devalued Somali Shilling, a deepening drought following an abnormally harsh dry season and a delayed and poor start to the seasonal rains (mid-April to June), and increasing civil insecurity. As result the number of people in need of assistance has increased to 2.6 million people (35% of the total population), which is an increase of more than 40% since January '08 (up from 1.83 million).

This increase is mainly due to the …

11 Apr 2008 description
Populations in AFLC & HE, January - June '08, Revised April '08

Affected Regions

UNDP 2005 Total Population (1)
Assessed and Contingency Population in AFLC and HE
Acute Food and Livelihood Crisis
(AFLC)
Humanitarian Emergency (HE)
Total in AFLC or HE
as % of Region