Somalia Famine & Drought Situation Report No. 31


This report is produced by OCHA Somalia in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA in New York. It covers the period from 11 to 18 January 2012. The next report will be issued on 25 January 2012.


  • On 12 January, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced the temporary suspension of food and seed distribution in southern Somalia.

  • The estimate of the number of internally displaced persons in Somalia has been revised to 1,356,000.

  • Kenya has intensified its military operations in southern Somalia. On 15 January, air strikes on Jilib in Lower Juba region reportedly killed 10 civilians.

  • On 12 January, two aid workers were killed near the town of Dhuusamarreeb, Galgaduud region.

  • On 10 January, a UN compound in Mogadishu was attacked with grenades.


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