Snapshot 24 February – 1 March 2016
Swaziland: At least 300,000 people – one-third of the population – are in dire need of assistance, specifically of food and water. Poor and erratic rainfall as a result of El Niño dates back to 2014, and Swaziland has been experiencing significant reductions in crop production.
Libya: Clashes between IS militants and other groups are intensifying. Road closures and difficulty accessing ports have limited the delivery of food, and 210,000 people are being targeted for immediate food assistance. Critical medicines are expected to have run out by the end of March.
Somalia: Al Shabaab attacks in the capital Mogadishu and in Baidoa have left around 50 people dead and many more injured. In drought-affected Somaliland and Puntland, 510,000 people face acute water and pasture shortages; 50% are children.
Updated: 01/03/2016. Next update: 08/03/2016.