Somalia Post Deyr 2016/17 - Seasonal Assessment Key Findings


Presentation to the Somalia Food Security Cluster

Summary Results and Key Messages

Over 363 000 acutely malnourished children need urgent treatment and nutrition support, including 71 000 who are severely malnourished

• Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed to support over 2.9 million people who face acute food security Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 & 4)

• Livelihood protection and support is needed for over 3.3 million people in acute food security Stress (IPC Phase 2)

• In total, over 6.2 million people across Somalia need assistance (IPC Phases 2, 3 & 4)

• Scaling up life saving humanitarian assistance urgently and providing livelihood protection support are equally important in slowing the tide of drought/hunger related displacement

In a worst-case scenario where (i) the 2017 Gu (April-June) season performs very poorly, (ii) purchasing power declines to levels seen in 2010/2011, and (iii) humanitarian assistance is unable to reach populations in need, Famine (IPC Phase 5) would be expected