Horn of Africa: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 20 July 2012)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 20 Jul 2012

A year after the food crisis peaked in parts of the Horn of Africa - including the declaration of famine in parts of Somalia - humanitarian agencies have warned that tentative progress towards recovery could be undone in areas experiencing late and erratic rains, ongoing conflict and high food prices. Although dry conditions have eased in parts of the eastern Horn, and famine conditions are no longer present in Somalia, an at least 9.1 million people are still in need of assistance.
FEWS NET predicts that acute food insecurity could persist through September in southern parts of Ethiopia, south-central Somalia and parts of northern and eastern Kenya, which remain in food insecurity crisis (IPC Phase 3) or Emergency (IPC Phase 4).
Building on the massive humanitarian response of 2011, regional humanitarian actors are working to strengthen the ability of communities to prevent, mitigate, prepare for and respond to future droughts.

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