Below average rains since last October have resulted in the rapid deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Somalia leaving an estimated 2.2 million people, almost half of which are internally displaced persons, in urgent need of food.
Quote from Victor Moses, Country Director in Somalia.
“The humanitarian situation has deteriorated at an alarming rate as a result of the drought. Widespread crop failure and a decline in livestock productivity are pushing communities in the worst-affected areas into acute food insecurity. Children are among the worst-affected and hundreds and thousands are already suffering from malnutrition.
“Urgent funding is required now to allow aid agencies to immediately scale up response and avoid a full-scale humanitarian disaster.”