Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained stable (4%) in Northeast and declined mildly (3%) in the Southern regions but increased mildly in Central and Northwest (30%) in September 2017 month-on-month.
The CPI rose (8-20%) annually due to increases in cereal prices.
Karan rains persisted in the Northwest regions, while Hagaa showers were confined in the coastal regions of Shebelle’s, Juba’s and parts of Bay. Northeastern regions also recieved moderate to heavy rainfall during the first two dekads of September whereas Central regions remained largely dry. Field reports indicate localized rainfall in Bakool, Gedo and Hiran.
Based on results of assessments conducted across Somalia in June and July 2017 by FSNAU and FEWS NET, in collaboration with government and other partners, levels of acute food insecurity and malnutrition will remain high in Somalia through the end of the year. In the worstcase scenario where humanitarian assistance is scaled down substantially, food prices increase sharply, and the Deyr rains perform poorly, Famine (IPC Phase 5) is possible.