UNFPA Somalia Situation Report #012 – 15th June to 28th July 2017

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: July 2017

Author: UNFPA Somalia

Severe drought conditions continue to ravage the South West region of Somalia. The northern and central regions of Somalia have experienced improved pasture and water resources following the rains, according to the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) Seasonal Monitor for Somalia for June.  The drought conditions however still persist; an improvement in the food security and nutrition situation is not likely before December 2017/January2018.

The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance remains 6.7 million due to the extended drought and consecutive poor harvests, which have impacted rural livelihoods and food security in Somalia. Partners report that it will take a while for people to recover from loss of livestock and rebuild their lives and livelihoods. Approximately 2,510,000 people are in crisis and 700,000 in emergency levels of food insecurity.