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Somalia Operational Plan for pre-Famine Scale-up of Humanitarian Assistance (Jan - Jun 2017)


The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating and famine is a strong possibility in 2017. This comes only six years after a devastating famine led to the death of more than a quarter of a million people – half of them children. The severe drought is a result of two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall, more in some areas. In the worst affected areas, large-scale crop failure and high levels of livestock detahs are occuring. Communities are forced to sell their assets, and borrow food and money to survive. Increasing competition for resources such as water is already increasing local tensions and could trigger further inter-communal tensions. A large scal

Operation(s)/Espace(s) web: 
Somalia Nutrition Cluster
Date de publication initiale: 
13 fév 2017
Type de document: 
Other Response Plans (FLASH)
Bureaux de coordination: 
Somalia: Drought - 2015-2018