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In July 2015, the Global Food Security Cluster (GFSC-WFP HQ) organized an IPC Level 1 Training for the Somalia Food [...]

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13 Jan 2018 - 20 Jan 2018
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Mogadishu
East & Central Africa - Somalia
06 Nov 2017 - 10 Nov 2017
Garowe, Puntland
East & Central Africa - Somalia

Somalia

Implementation Process

The Food Security Analysis Unit (FSNAU) pioneered and rolled-out the IPC in Somalia in February 2004 and it has been regularly applied since then, with two acute food insecurity analysis workshops done every year. The Version 2.0 has been introduced in Somalia in 2012 and the acute food insecurity analysis was led in August. The IPC contribution to decision making IPC products are used regularly by response agencies, humanitarian country team and funding agencies to evaluate the type and geographic targeting of humanitarian response proposals to ensure needs based programming.

All clusters design their CAP project sheets based on priority areas identified through IPC analysis. Especially, the famine was declared in July 2011 as a
consensus among key humanitarian agencies, orienting the response and coordination of interventions, which allowed to save many lives. 

The Partnership and role of Government

The IPC analysis is led by FSNAU and partners, including FEWS NET, various humanitarian response agencies (WFP, OCHA, international and local NGOs), and de-facto governments of Somaliland and Puntland.

Key information used in IPC analysis includes primary data on nutrition situation, crop production, pastoral conditions, rainfall performance, market prices, wage rates, food expenditure, assets, livelihoods strategies, coping mechanisms, etc. Secondary sources of information include satellite imagery on rangeland conditions (FEWSNET and SWALIM), NOAA and ICPAC climate forecasts; government statistics, WHO health data; admission in health facilities; humanitarian interventions (FSC); population displacement (UNHCR, IASC); conflicts (OCHA).

The national TWG continues working towards

  • Institutionalize and increase ownership of partners and government through awareness raising and capacity development
  • Widen the use of IPC analysis by response agencies, for example by strengthening analysis through gender and other socio economic indicators
  • Improve the early warning component by enhancing scenario development indicators and analysis 
  • Conduct chronic food insecurity analysis for improved decision making on resilience and disaster risk reduction programmes

IPC Maps

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
Extracted from the Somalia Post Deyr 2016 IPC Acute Food Insecurity Situation
Extracted from the Somalia Post Deyr 2016 IPC Acute Food Insecurity Situation
East & Central Africa - Somalia
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
38 percent of the population classified as acutely food insecure
38 percent of the population classified as acutely food insecure
East & Central Africa - Somalia
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015

Latest Resources

Publications (Reports)
Nov 2014 - Technical Series Report No VII. 56
East & Central Africa - Somalia
Publications (Reports)
Oct 2013 - August to December 2013
East & Central Africa - Somalia
Publications (Reports)
May 2013 - Study commissioned by FAO/FSNAU and FEWS NET
East & Central Africa - Somalia
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD