2022 Post Gu results dissemination in Hargeisa, Somaliland
2022 Post Gu briefing in Mogadishu on Famine Projection in Bay Region
2022 Post Gu assessment results briefing in Mogadishu
Water tracking in rural areas (Garbahary AliJamac). FSNAU, July 2022
Selling premature harvested crops for livestock feed in Johwar. FSNAU, July 2022
Receding Water catchment, Baidoa. FSNAU,July 2022
Migratiing Households, Miidow, Baidoa. FSNAU, July 2022
Dry Water Cachment, Abore, Huddur. FSNAU, July 2022
Collection of Wild vegetables in Baidao (Misigale village). FSNAU, July 2022
Taking MUAC measurement on a severely malnourished child. FSNAU, June 2022
Severely Malnutrished child in Baidoa. FSNAU, June 2022
Severe water shortage in Baidoa IDP camps. FSNAU June 2022
Interviewing a mother, Bay Region. FSNAU July 2022
Increased consumption of seasonal green wild fruits, Bay. FSNAU July 2022
Enumerators training workshop in Baidoa. FSNAU, June 2022
Child screening in Baidoa IDPs camps. FSNAU, July 2022
Receeding Water Catchment, SAP, Ban Jinay, Huddur, FSNAU, July, 2022
Poor cattle body condition Riverine Jowhar M_Shabelle Region FSNAU July, 2022
Poor body condition sheep and goats, Galcayo. FSNAU, April 2022
Livestock death (sheep carcass), NIP, Qardho district, Bari Region, FSNAU, July, 2022
Boiled maize for livestock hand feeding, Galgadud. FSNAU, April 2022
Below average to poor Body condition Migrated from Addun to to Hawd, NE Regions, FSNAU, July, 2022
Poor maize crop, harvested earlly and sold as animal feed in Jowhar Market, Middle Shabelle. FSNAU, July 2022
Poor crop condition in Jowhar, Middle Shabelle. FSNAU, July 2022

In Focus

  • Nearly 8.3 million people across Somalia face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity outcomes

    Famine (IPC Phase 5) is projected in three areas

    13 December 2022, Mogadishu – Amid an anticipated scale-down in humanitarian assistance starting in April 2023 due to insufficient funding, approximately 8.3 million people across Somalia are expected to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity outcomes between April and June 2023. This unprecedented level of need within Somalia is driven by the impacts of five consecutive seasons of poor rainfall, a likely sixth season of below-average rainfall from March to June 2023, and exceptionally high food prices, exacerbated by concurrent conflict/insecurity and disease outbreaks. Furthermore, Famine (IPC Phase 5) is projected between April and June 2023 among agropastoral populations in Baidoa and Burhakaba districts of Bay region and among internally displaced people (IDP) in Baidoa town of Bay region and in Mogadishu.  These three areas are already currently experiencing very high levels of acute malnutrition and mortality consistent with Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes. In addition, an increasing number of people are expected to be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in multiple other areas across Somalia through mid-2023. The results of past integrated surveys conducted between May and July 2022 and subsequent IPC acute malnutrition analysis conducted in August remain valid, with the total estimated acute malnutrition burden in Somalia reaching approximately 1.8 million children, including 513,550 children who are likely to be severely malnourished, through July 2023.

    In addition to the Famine (IPC Phase 5) projection in Bay region and Mogadishu, several areas in central and southern Somalia have an increased Risk of Famine between April and June 2023 if (1) the 2023 Gu season rainfall turns out to be poorer than currently predicted, leading to more crop and livestock production failures and (2) humanitarian assistance does not reach the country’s most vulnerable populations. The areas and population groups facing an increased Risk of Famine are Hawd Pastoral of Central and Hiiraan; Addun Pastoral of Northeast and Central; Coastal Deeh Pastoral of Central; Sorghum High Potential Agropastoral of Middle Shabelle; and IDP settlements in Garowe, Galkacyo, and Dollow. Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of acute malnutrition and elevated mortality levels are already occurring in these areas.

    Funding for humanitarian food assistance is currently sufficient to reach over 5.8 million people per month, on average, through March 2023, which is expected...

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