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FSNAU Post-Gu 2013 Technical

  • Special Report
  • Somalia
  • October 18, 2013
FSNAU Post-Gu 2013 Technical

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The number of people in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) is at its lowest since famine was declared in Somalia in 2011 as a result of successive season of average to above average rainfall, low food prices, and sustained humanitarian response. However, acute malnutrition persists, especially in southern Somalia. More than 206,000 children under the age of five are acutely malnourished.

    • An estimated 870,000 people will be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) from August to December 2013. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) make up 72 percent of those in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4).

    • In Hiraan Agropastoral livelihood zone, poor distribution and an early end to the March to June Gu rains resulted in a very small harvest. Poor households currently have no food stocks, and many are purchasing food on credit or receiving social support. Poor households are expected to fall into Crisis (IPC Phase 3) during the October to December lean season.


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