Approximately 870,000 people are experiencing Crisis- and Emergency-level—Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC 3) and IPC4, respectively—food insecurity in Somalia, according to FSNAU, representing the lowest food insecurity levels since the 2011/2012 drought and famine crisis. However, the U.N. warns that recent food security gains are fragile, with nearly 2.3 million additional people still in danger of reverting to Crisis-level food insecurity.
Mid-2013 U.N. assessments indicated that the number of people in need of humanitarian aid decreased from 3.8 million people in January to 2.7 million people in July, prompting the U.N. to reduce the first year 2013 Somalia CAP from $1.33 billion to $1.15 billion—a decrease of approximately $179 million.
In FY 2013, the U.S. Government (USG) provided approximately $135.1 million in humanitarian assistance to Somalia, including nearly $45.3 million in USAID/OFDA support for agriculture and food security; economic recovery and market systems (ERMS); health; humanitarian coordination and information management; logistics and relief commodities; nutrition; protection; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities and other humanitarian interventions. In addition, USAID/FFP provided approximately $77 million in emergency food assistance for drought-affected and displaced populations, while State/PRM provided $12.8 million in multi-sectoral assistance for refugees and other vulnerable populations.