Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of June 2014)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 07 Jul 2014

Food security situation in Somalia is expected to deteriorate in the second half of the year, according to FAO’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). The food crisis could worsen due to poor and erratic rains, continued conflict, restricted flow of commercial goods, increasing malnutrition and surging food prices. Due to below normal rains, the overall harvest is expected to be poor, resulting in cereal prices rising significantly in the southern parts of Somalia. About 2.9 million people in Somalia need urgent life-saving and livelihoods support, a situation which is likely to worsen.

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