No. of pages: 3
Publication date: 22 March 2017
Author: UNFPA Somalia
The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating and famine is a very likely possibility in 2017. The number of people in need of assistance has increased from five million in September 2015 to 6.2 million in February 2017. This includes a drastic increase in the number of people in ‘crisis’ and ‘emergency’ from 1.1 million six months ago to a projected three million between February and June this year. The ongoing drought and other climatic shocks, continued insecurity and armed conflict, recurrent human rights violations, and lack of basic services continue to drive humanitarian needs and create high levels of vulnerability among millions of Somalis.