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31 Aug 2017 description
An estimated 3.1 million people, 25 percent of the population, are expected to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or emergency (IPC Phase 4) through December.
09 Feb 2017 description
Over 6.2 million people across Somalia need assistance, with 3.3 million people in acute food insecurity and over 363,000 malnourished children needing urgent treatment and nutrition support.
02 Feb 2017 description
The latest seasonal assessment shows over 2.9 million people face Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 & 4) across Somalia through June 2017, while more than 3.3 million people are classified as Stressed (IPC Phase 2).
17 Jan 2017 description
In a worst-case scenario where the 2017 Gu season performs very poorly, purchasing power declines to levels seen in 2010/11, and aid is unable to reach populations in need, Famine (IPC Phase 5) would be expected.
18 Feb 2016 description
The latest findings indicate that more than 953,000 people will be in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4), and about 304,700 children were acutely malnourished.
29 Jan 2015 description
IDPs constitute 76 percent of the total number of people in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) in Somalia, with the remainder divided equally between rural and urban populations.
28 Oct 2014 description
The prevalence of acute malnutrition is affecting 218,000 children, including 44,000 who are severely malnourished, with the majority located in the South and Central Region.
05 Sep 2014 description
Several indicators are worse or as bad as they were one year before the famine declaration of July 2011. Early action to avert a further deterioration of the situation is critical.
07 Jul 2014 description
Somalia’s food security crisis is expected to worsen following poor rains, shrinking humanitarian access, increasing malnutrition, conflict and surging food prices. A severe water shortage is also expected.
25 Jun 2014 description
In addition to below average harvest prospects, rising food prices and armed conflict, El Nino-related flooding could contribute to the deteriorating food security situation
24 Apr 2014 description
Humanitarian assistance, geared towards treatment of malnourished children, improved access to food, social safety nets and livelihood support is needed, at least, until the next Gu harvest in July-August.
24 Mar 2014 description
Critical levels of GAM were more prevalent among IDP children (15.8%) and in South Somalia (15.1%) compared with North East and North West regions of Somalia.
03 Feb 2014 description
The food security of an additional 2 million people remains fragile and vulnerable to shocks, even though the severity of acute food insecurity has declined in recent years.
19 Dec 2013 description
The current number of people in Crisis and Emergency is likely to increase in the first half of 2014. However, most livelihoods are still expected to remain as Stressed
15 Nov 2013 description
The cyclone is reported to have caused loss of lives, damage to infrastructure and livestock losses in northeastern coastal areas, which have come out of food security crisis only a year ago.
03 Sep 2013 description
An estimated 870,000 people will be in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and Phase 4) from August to December 2013 while nearly 2.3 million people are classified as Stressed (IPC Phase 2).
02 May 2013 description
First scientific study shows an estimated 4.6 percent of the total population and 10 percent of children under 5 died in Southern and Central Somalia during 2010-12 famine.
29 Apr 2013 description
The floods caused temporary population displacements and damage to crops and infrastructure. But the rains also alleviated water shortages and supported pasture regeneration.
28 Feb 2013 description
Although the nutritional situation has slightly improved, an estimated 215,000 children under five years of age are still acutely malnourished.
12 Feb 2013 description
Even if the number of people in crisis has halved to 1.05 million, humanitarian assistance remains necessary to protect livelihoods and reduce acute malnutrition.