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FSNAU Somalia Nutrition Analysis Post-Deyr 2014/15

  • Special Report
  • Somalia
  • March 5, 2015
FSNAU Somalia Nutrition Analysis Post-Deyr 2014/15

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  • Key Messages
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    FSNAU
    Key Messages
    • Results from 41 anthropometric and retrospective mortality surveys conducted from October to December 2014 indicated that 12 percent of all children under the age of five in Somalia are acutely malnourishes, with 1.9 percent being severely malnourished.

    • Global acute malnutrition (GAM) levels were Critical, meaning point estimates were 15 percent or more, in some rural areas of South-Central Somalia and among some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South-Central and northeastern Somalia.

    • Acute malnutrition in Somalia does not occur only in food insecure populations, implying that it is not an issue of food access alone, but it is also largely influenced by caring practices, access to safe water and sanitation, and disease.

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