FAO/GIEWS Special Alert No. 341: Somalia (14 November 2017)

Highlights

• Severe dryness during the whole month of October in the main cereal-producing areas negatively impacted the establishment and development of “deyr” crops, expected to be harvested in January 2018.

• The dismal performance of the rainy season has exacerbated water and pasture shortages in pastoral areas, already affected by three consecutive poor rainy seasons.

• With an already dire food security situation, a continued and effective provision of livelihood support and food assistance is needed to prevent famine outcomes.