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In Mogadishu, food security has improved.

  • Special Report
  • Somalia
  • July 19, 2012
In Mogadishu, food security has improved.

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    Most notably, food security and nutrition survey conducted after the Deyr 2011/12 season (December 2011) indicate significant improvements in food and nutrition security for both urban residents and IDPs in the capital, compared to the situation after the Gu 2011. An estimated 50,000 IDPs were classified in Crisis, and 60,000 IDPs and 110,000 residents in Emergency. However, in December 2011 both population groups sustained in a Very Critical nutrition situation since October 2011, with GAM rates of over 20%, and high mortality rates (CDR >1.3) amongst IDPs. Nonetheless, GAM rates improved between the Gu 2011 and the Deyr 2011/12. The results of the inter-agency assessment in April 2012 led by FSNAU jointly with WFP, FEWS Net, ACF and Concern and monthly monitoring confirmed improvements at both the macro-economic and the household levels. This report provides a snapshot of the current situation (as of April 2012), and generally confirms the positive trends identified in previous analyses. The assessment was carried out, in April 2012. However, it has to be stressed that the results do not take into account the recent wave of displacement which has resulted from the joint TFG/AMISOM military offensive in the Afgoye corridor in late May 2012. According to UNHCR, around 11,000 people have been displaced between 22 and 25 May 2012, which is likely to put further stress on the already dire situation of the IDP populations in the capital.


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