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FSNAU Nutrition Analysis Post-Deyr 2013

  • Special Report
  • Somalia
  • February 28, 2013
FSNAU Nutrition Analysis Post-Deyr 2013

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  • Partners
    European Commission
    European Union
    UK Aid
    Cooperazlone Italiana alo Sviluppo
    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
    CHF Somalia


    Integrated analysis of core nutrition indicators for the Deyr 2012/13 reflects improvements in the overall nutrition situation as compared to the Gu 2012 six months earlier (Maps 1 and 2). This is mostly a result of improved access to household food and disease outbreak control. Recent improvements in food security are attributed to continued humanitarian interventions, improved own production (crops, milk), increased incomes (farm labour, livestock sales at high prices) and improved purchasing power in light of the reduced cost of living. Although morbidity levels remained high, no seasonal outbreaks of acute watery diarrhoea /cholera or measles were reported during this period. This was a mitigating factor for the overall nutrition situation.

    A total of 215 000 (14.3% of 1.5 million children aged below 5 years) are acutely malnourished, a slight improvement from 236 000 (16%) in August 2012. Out of these 45 000 (3.0% of 1.5 million children aged below 5 years) are severely malnourished, a slight improvement from 54 000 (3.5%) in August 2012. South Somalia hosts 147 000 (66%) of the country’s total of acutely malnourished children (down from 168 000 in August 2012).


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