FSNAU capacity development support to FGS Ministry of Health- training in SMART nutrition survey methodology, Jan 2022, Mogadishu
FSNAU capacity development support to FGS Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management- training in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification-IPC, Jan 2022, Mogadishu
Enumurator measuring MUAC, FSNAU July 2021
Enumurator Training session, Baidoa, FSNAU July 2021
Enumurators training workshop, Baidoa FSNAU July 2021
Household assessment Interview, FSNAU July 2021
Household Interview Mogadishu urban, FSNAU July 2021
Mogadishu Assessment Training, FSNAU July 2021
Poor Sanitation _Mogadishu IDPs, FSNAU July 2021
Shabelle Agropastoral Assessment interview, FSNAU July 2021
Survey team Debriefing session, Mogadishu, FSNAU July 2021
Urban Household interview, FSNAU July 2021
Crop failure Salaha Geledi Afgooye area in Lower Shabelle - FSNAU July 2021
Dropped river crest, Qoryooley area FSNAU, July 2021
Early stage maize effected by armyworm. Luuq, Gedo FSNAU July 2021
Good onion crop . Malkaariyeey, Belethawa FSNAU July 2021.
Good condition of late planted maize crop. Middle Shabelle, FSNAU July 2021
Tomato productions. Doloow Warayle, Gedo Riverine, FSNAU July 2021
Average calve body condition. Agropastoral Sorghum High Potential Middle Shabelle. FSNAU July 2021
Average camel body condition Huddur, FSNAU, July 2021
Average goat body condition, Hudur, FSNAU July 2021
Average sheep body condition and depleting pasture. Coastal Deeh Middle Shabelle. FSNAU July 2021
Flooded River. Middle Shabelle, FSNAU July 2021
Good cattle body condition. Agropastoral Lower Shabelle, FSNAU 2021

In Focus

  • April 8, 2022, Mogadishu – Worsening drought is putting some areas across Somalia at risk of Famine (IPC Phase 5) through June 2022 if the current April to June Gu season rains fail, food prices continue to rise sharply and humanitarian assistance is not scaled up to reach the country’s most vulnerable populations. These areas include Hawd Pastoral of Central and Hiran, Addun Pastoral of Northeast and Central, Bay Bakool Low Potential Agropastoral and IDP settlements in Mogadishu, Baidoa and Dhusamareb.

    Acute food insecurity in Somalia has drastically worsened since the beginning of 2022, with an estimated 4.8 million people (or 31% of the total population) already experiencing Crisis or worse (IPC Phase 3 or higher) outcomes. Further and faster deterioration of the food security and nutrition situation is expected during the April to June 2022 projection period, when more than 6 million people (or 38% of the total population) are expected to face Crisis or worse (IPC Phase 3 or higher) outcomes, including 1.7 million people likely in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and over 81,000 people likely in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5). In addition to the six population groups that face the risk of Famine, other areas of humanitarian concern include Southern Agropastoral, Southern Rain-fed Agropastoral of Middle and Lower Juba, and Togdheer Agropastoral livelihood zones as well as IDP settlements in Burao, Garoowe, Belet Weyne, Doolow and Kismaayo, all of which face Emergency (IPC Phase 4) between April and June 2022.

    Current levels of humanitarian food assistance, which reached 1.3 million people in January and 2 million people in February, are quickly being outpaced by the rapid increase in the size of the food insecure population, influx of newly displaced people, widening of household food consumption gaps, loss of livelihood assets, and worsening acute malnutrition. Past trends demonstrate the potential for multi-season droughts to lead to famine in Somalia, as observed in 2010-2011 when an estimated 260,000 people died of hunger-related causes. Timely humanitarian action prevented more extreme outcomes during the severe drought of 2016-2017. Urgent and timely scaling up of humanitarian assistance is required to prevent extreme food security and nutrition outcomes, including the risk of Famine between now and June 2022. Moreover, humanitarian needs are expected to remain high through late 2022.

    The conclusions above are based on updated IPC and Famine Risk Analyses conducted in late March/early April 2022 by food security and nutrition experts drawn from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MOHADM) of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU/FAO), Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET), World Food Programme (WFP VAM), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the Somalia Food Security and Nutrition...

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