Humanitarian Dashboard - Somalia, May 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 31 May 2012

Situation Overview:
The April – June Gu main rainy season in Somalia began late and was poorly distributed. Crop harvests in the rainfed cropping areas will likely be delayed and below normal. Of particular concern are the agropastoral areas of the South. Humanitarian interventions will need to be scaled up as the households are likely to deteriorate to emergency levels.

In addition to unclear crop prospects, general insecurity in Bay and Bakool continues to cause displacements with families moving into the Gedo region especially into Dollow and Dolo Ado in Ethiopia. To date some 13,000 people have moved into Dollow and another 15,000 have crossed the border to seek assistance in Dolo Ado.

UNHCR reports indicate a total of 127,370 people have moved into Mogadishu since November 2011. Thousands of Somalis fled the Afgooye corridor from February onwards due to anticipated clashes and insecurity between AMISOM forces and the insurgents.

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