FSNAU Post Deyr 2013/14 Food Security and Nutrition Analysis: Key Messages

Issued: February 3, 2014

Nairobi, 03 February 2014 - FSNAU released its Post Deyr 2013/14 Food Security and Nutrition Analysis findings for Somalia and the following were the key messages in the presentation:

  • Nearly 860,000 people remain acutely food insecure and require urgent humanitarian assistance over the next six month period – a majority of them are IDPs (75%).
  • Over 2 million additional people beyond those requiring urgent assistance are classified as Stressed (IPC Phase 2); their food security remains fragile and vulnerable to any major shock that could push them back to Crisis or Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4).
  • 203,000 children under 5 years of age are acutely malnourished of which 51,000 are severely malnourished and face a higher risk of death; a majority of the malnourished are found among non-IDP populations in South-Central Somalia.
  • Multi-sectoral efforts to address the underlying and basic causes of malnutrition are critical and must be supported by continued humanitarian action.
  • Lifesaving humanitarian assistance and livelihood support remain vitally important between now and June 2014 to help food insecure populations meet their immediate food needs.
  • Areas of major concern are: IDPs; mostly rural and some urban populations experiencing food security crisis in Sanaag, Sool, Bari, Nugaal, North and South Mudug, Galgaduud, Hiran, and Middle Shabelle as well as Middle and Lower Juba regions. Other areas (mostly in South and Central Somalia) that have in the past experienced repeated food security crises and persistently high levels of acute malnutrition also remain a major concern.

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