FSNAU Staff Core Skills Development Training - Hargeisa, May 2023
FSNAU Staff Core Skills Development Training, Hargeisa - May 2022
Women queuing for water in Baidoa. FSNAU Dec 2022
Newly arriving IDPs joining the old IDP camp in Baidoa. FSNAU Oct 2022
Left - Woman showing edible seasonal green leaves to the enumarator. Right - Women de-husking sorghum. FSNAU Dec 2022
Children with Measles in rural Baidoa. FSNAU Oct 2022
Poor yield sorghum harvest in agropastoral pastoral of Northwest. FSNAU, Dec 2022
Poor Sorghum Crop, War IIsho, Burhakaba, Bay region. FSNAU, Dec 2022
Good sesame crop condition, Jowhar riverine, Middle Shabelle. FSNAU Dec 2022
Good condition rice crop in Jowhar riverine, Middle Shabelle. FSNAU 2022
Average peanut crop in Bay, Baydhabo. FSNAU Dec 2022
Reduced Juba river water, Gedo region. FSNAU Dec 2022
Onion crop in Beledxawo, Gedo riverine. FSNAU Dec 2022
Crop failure in Afgooye agropastoral. FSNAU Dec 2022
Average condition maize in Middle Shabelle riverine. FSNAU, Dec 2022
Shallow well, Camel water point, Hawd pastoral Las-Xadow. FSNAU Dec 2022
Poor pasture and camel body condition, Northern Inland Pastoral, Eyl district, Nugaal region. FSNAU, Dec 2022
Poor cattle body condition, Southern Inland Pastoral, Dolow district, Gedo region. FSNAU Dec 2022
Poor camel body condition Northern Inland Pastoral of Bossaso. FSNAU Dec 2022
Poor animal body condition, Coastal Deeh, Hobyo , Mudug Region. FSNAU, Dec 2022
Partially replenished water catchment, Qansax Dheere, Bay Region. FSNAU Dec 2022
Improved cattle body condition, pastoral Lower Jubba region. FSNAU Dec 2022
Below average animal body condition, Northern Inland Pastoral, Qardho district, Bari Region. FSNAU Dec 2022
Average browse and animal body condition, Hawd, Burtinle, Northeast region. FSNAU, Dec 2022

In Focus

  • 1.8 million children are likely to be acutely malnourished; Risk of Famine persists in some areas

    28 February 2022, Mogadishu – Large-scale humanitarian assistance and 2022 Deyr rainfall that performed relatively better than the past two seasons will likely avert Famine (IPC Phase 5) in Somalia during the January to June 2023 period. However, drought conditions persist, and 6.5 million people across Somalia are expected to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity outcomes between April and June 2023 amid an anticipated significant scale-down of humanitarian assistance, a likely sixth season of below-average rainfall in the April to June 2023 Gu season, high food prices, and, in many areas, ongoing conflict/insecurity, on top of the lasting impacts of five consecutive seasons of below-average to poor rainfall. Among the food-insecure population, up to 223,000 people are expected to be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in the most severely drought- and conflict-affected areas across Somalia through mid-2023. Moreover, high levels of acute malnutrition persist in most parts of the country, driven by chronic health and WASH factors and exacerbated by reduced food and milk intake and disease outbreaks. Based on the results of 31 nutrition surveys conducted by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and partners between October and December 2022, the total estimated acute malnutrition burden for Somalia from January to December 2023 is approximately 1.8 million children, including 477,700 children who are likely to be severely malnourished.

    While Famine (IPC Phase 5) is no longer assessed to be the most likely scenario in April-June 2023, there remains a risk of such extreme acute food insecurity outcome. The 63rd Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF63) forecast for the March to May 2023 season points to below-average rainfall, high temperatures, and drier-than-normal conditions in parts of Somalia. However, the waning of La Niña climate conditions is anticipated to...

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