Somalia: Acute Food Insecurity Situation January 2016 and Projection for February - June 2016
38 percent of the population classified as acutely food insecure
01.01.2016 > 30.06.2016



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According to the seasonal assessment by FSNAU and FEWS NET, Somalia will face large-scale food insecurity between February and June 2016 as a result of poor rainfall and drought conditions in several areas, trade disruption, a combination of protracted and new population displacement, all of which is exacerbated by chronic poverty. Acute malnutrition remains high in many parts of the country. 

The results indicate that 931,000 people will be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and 22,000 more people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) across Somalia through June 2016. Internally displaced persons (IDPs) represent 68 percent of the total number of people in Crisis and Emergency, rural populations (26 percent) and urban populations (6 percent). Approximately 3.7 million additional people across the country are classified as Stressed (IPC Phase 2) through mid-­‐2016.

In total, the assessment reports that nearly 4.7 million people or 38 percent of the total population of Somalia are acutely food insecure and will be in need of humanitarian assistance February and June 2016.  

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