Somalia Drought Situation Report No. 5

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 01 Aug 2011

This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Somalia. It covers the period from 29 to 31 July 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 3 August 2011. Disclaimer: While all efforts have been made to verify the information contained in this report, OCHA cannot guarantee complete accuracy. However, in the event of misreporting, corrections will be made in subsequent editions.


· One quarter of Somalia’s 7.5 million people have been displaced, either within Somalia or to neighboring countries.

· There are an estimated 1.25 million children across southern Somalia in urgent need of life saving interventions, 640,000 of whom are acutely malnourished.

· In July, southern Somalia received 653 metric tons of Corn Soya Blend, enough to feed more than 65,000 vulnerable children; approximately 230 metric tons of therapeutic food to treat 16,000 severely malnourished children; as well as a donation of 40 tons of nutritional food supplies from the Kuwait Government to assist malnourished children.

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