Somalia suffering severe drought
- 5.6 million people face food insecurity and 5.6 million people face food insecurity and
- 2.8 million people cannot meet their daily food requirements
- 3.5 million are expected to lose their livelihood
- 1.2 million children are likely to be malnourished
- 213,400 children likely to be severely malnourished
In Somalia, 5.6 million people are currently food insecure, and 2.8 million people cannot meet their daily food requirements due to the compounding impacts of extended drought, flooding, desert locust infestations, the economic impacts of COVID-19 and conflict.
Prolonged drought conditions have impacted many parts of Somalia since June with Jubaland State being the worst affected. More than 125,000 people have been affected by water shortages and require urgent water assistance in Jubaland; the situation may worsen if no rain falls in coming weeks.
Drought impacts are worse in Jubaland, Southwest state, GalMudug (central regions) and parts of Puntland which have suffered from consecutive seasons of poor rainfall. Water resources and pasture conditions have deteriorated in these areas triggering livestock migration and increased competition among pastoralists on the already limited resources. Furthermore, the December 2021 seasonal rainfall is expected to be cumulatively below average in many parts of Somalia according to ICPAC. Forecasts indicate an increased likelihood of below average rainfall in October to December, which will adversely affect food security and nutrition outcomes.
In the absence of humanitarian assistance, it is estimated that nearly 3.5 million people across Somalia will face food consumption gaps or depletion of livelihood assets indicative of a crisis or worse outcomes through the end of 2021. In addition, approximately 1.2 million children under the age of five are likely to be acutely malnourished, including nearly 213,400 who are likely to be severely malnourished.
AQB Management Consulting has a history of working in different parts of Somalia including Somaliland. We have worked in severe drought environments, severe flood environments providing clean water aid, food aid and medical aid
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