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Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Post Gu 2014 Technical Series Report No VII. 56

  • Special Report
  • Somalia
  • October 10, 2014
Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Post Gu 2014 Technical Series Report No VII. 56

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  • Key Messages
  • Partner
    FSNAU
    Key Messages
    • The findings from the assessment indicate a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia with an estimated 1,025,000 people in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4). This figure represents a 20 percent increase since January 2014.

    • Recent nutrition survey results conducted across the country also indicate that an estimate 218,000 children under the age of five are acutely malnourished (nearly one in seven children under five) -- a seven percent increase since January 2014.

    • As a result of delayed and erratic rainfall, the Gu 2014 cereal harvest in July/August is estimated to be 37 percent below the long-term aaverage and 28 percent below the five-year average. The poor rains have also contributed to water shortages, poor lviestock performance, and reduced access to milk in several pastoral areas, particularly in parts of the Northeast and Gedo Region of southern Somalia.

    The complete report is available here.

    Figures Map 2: Somalia acute food insecurity situation (projected), most likely scenario, August to December 2014

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    Map 2: Somalia acute food insecurity situation (projected), most likely scenario, August to December 2014

    Source: FSNAU, FEWS NET, and partners

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