Refilled Mareer Water Catchment, Northern Inland Pastoral. Iskushuban Dec 2019
Improved pasture conditions. Hawd, Garowe, Dec 2019
Impacts of Tropical storm Pawan, Hurdiye, Coastal Deeh, Iskushuban Dec 2019
Hurdiye village submerged, Coastal Deeh Iskushuban Dec 2019
Good sorghum crop Southern Agropastoral Jalalaqsi. Dec 2019
Good Sesame crop Southern Agropastoral, Jalalaqsi. Dec 2019
Good pasture, Addun, Jariban, Dec 2019
Good sorghum, Southern Inland IPastoral, Beletwein Dec 2019
Camel average body condition, Gedo-Dolo Qootaay-Southern Inland Pastoral Dec 2019
Average cattle body condition. Gedo Elwaq, Southern Inland IPastoral, Dec 2019
Flood affected Riverine Farms, Dujuma-Buale, Middle Juba Dec 2019
Crop planting (sesame broadcasting) after flood recession. Beletwein, Dec 2019
Good Cattle body condition and filled water catchment, Huddur, Southern Agropastoral, Dec 2019
Good goat body condition, Huddur, Southern Agropastoral, Dec 2019
Good goat body condition - Southern Inland Pastoral Beletwein. Dec 2019
Average maize production, Gedo Luuq-Aroosow, Dec 2019
Average goat body condition, Dolo_Abdiloxow. Gedo-Dec 2019
Enumerator in the field administering household during Shabelle Rural Assessment in Middle Shabelle. Dec 2019
Enumerator in the field during Shabelle Rural Assessment in Lower Shabelle (Walan Weyne), Dec 2019
Enumerator administering household questionnaire interview in Mogadishu IDP, Dec 2019
Debriefing with survey team supervisors during IDPs and Urban in Mogadishu, Dec 2019
Practical on household questionnaires during training for IDPs and Urban Assessments in Mogadishu, Dec 2019
Standardization test during Mogadishu IDPs and Urban Assessment, Dec 2019

In Focus

  • MULTI-SEASON DROUGHT IS EXPECTED TO DRIVE HIGH FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS THROUGH EARLY 2022

    KEY MESSAGES

            The impacts of two consecutive below-average rainfall seasons on crop and livestock production in late 2020 and early 2021 have driven a sharp increase in the food insecure population in Somalia, especially in rural areas. Drought conditions led to some livestock losses in northern and central Somalia in early 2021 and increased household spending on animal feed and water. Dry spells and the early end of the gu rainfall season also caused crop losses and reduced agricultural labor income. Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes are widespread.

            The food insecure population is expected to remain elevated until at least January. Based on FSNAU and FEWS NET’s preliminary estimates, the 2021 gu cereal harvest in July will be at least 30-40 percent below the long-term average (1995-2020), which will diminish a key source of food and income for farmers and drive an increase in local staple food prices in both rural and urban areas. Additionally, poor pastoral households will likely sell more livestock than usual to repay debt and fund food and water purchases during the upcoming prolonged dry season, eroding their livelihoods and coping capacity. Furthermore, long-term forecasts indicate a third consecutive season of below-average rainfall in late 2021, which would likely result in a three-season drought.

            Humanitarian food assistance plans are significantly under-funded in Somalia, resulting in a 25 percent decline in beneficiaries since January, even...

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