Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot, October 2013 | Issued on 12 November 2013

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 12 Nov 2013


The October – December (Deyr) rains are likely to be average to below average across Somalia according to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET). In general the rains started late and distribution was reportedly erratic in October; this is forecasted to remain the same through November. It is likely that this would result in increased food insecurity, especially where the previous rains underperformed in agro-pastoral areas of Bakool, Bay and Hiraan regions, and the Sool Plateau in the north.

Humanitarian agencies are preparing contingency plans to meet the anticipated needs in these areas.

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