Tens of thousands of people are facing famine in southern Somalia [Al Jazeera]
Tens of thousands of people are facing famine in southern Somalia [Al Jazeera]

Monday 28th November 2016

PRESS RELEASE

Somalia is currently undergoing a drought that has put a severe strain on a large number of livelihoods. Poor April-June rains coupled with poor October-December rainfall prospects has led to worsening of food insecurity situation. Efforts to reduce levels of vulnerabilities continue to be undermined by irregular weather patterns. Vegetation conditions have worsened and drought conditions intensified and continue to affect pasture, water, livestock and crops.

According to the FAO-managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET), more than 1.1 million people cannot meet their daily food requirements today, while another 3.9 million Somalis require livelihood support to reduce the risk of sliding into crisis.

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