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

  • Close to 1.8 million children are likely to be acutely malnourished; Famine (IPC Phase 5) is projected in two districts


    12 September 2022, Mogadishu – Amid a scale-down in funded humanitarian assistance in late 2022, approximately 6.7 million people across Somalia are expected to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity outcomes between October and December 2022. Furthermore, Famine (IPC Phase 5) is projected among agropastoral populations in Baidoa and Burhakaba districts and displaced people in Baidoa town of Bay region in southern Somalia, where malnutrition and mortality levels are already very high. These projections reflect the population still in need of urgent assistance after accounting for already planned food assistance for October to December 2022. Humanitarian needs are extremely high due to the impacts of four consecutive seasons of poor rainfall, an anticipated fifth season of below-average rainfall from October to December, and exceptionally high food prices, exacerbated by concurrent conflict/insecurity and disease outbreaks (primarily acute watery diarrhea/cholera and measles). Moreover, the nutrition situation has deteriorated across most of the country. Acute malnutrition case admissions among children under age five have continued to rise sharply. Based on the results of 29 integrated food security, nutrition and mortality surveys conducted by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and partners in May, June and July 2022 and the subsequent IPC acute malnutrition analysis conducted in August, the total estimated acute malnutrition burden for Somalia from August 2022 to July 2023 is approximately 1.8 million children. This figure represents 54.5 percent of the total population of children in Somalia and includes 513,550 children who are likely to be severely malnourished. While projections were not produced for 2023, persistent drought is expected to worsen the level of humanitarian needs during the January to March 2023 dry Jilaal season across most of Somalia.

    In addition to the Famine (IPC Phase 5) projection in two districts of Bay Region, several areas in central and southern Somalia have an increased Risk of Famine through at least December 2022 if (1) the 2022 Deyr 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...

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