DROUGHT RESPONSE AND FAMINE PREVENTION PLAN SOMALIA 2022
|Post date||Wednesday, 24 August, 2022 - 15:13|
|Month(s) covered||2022-06, 2022-07, 2022-08, 2022-09, 2022-10, 2022-11, 2022-12|
|Document Type||Humanitarian Appeal|
|Content Themes||Food Security Cluster|
|Sources||Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)|
The humanitarian crisis in Somalia continues to deteriorate. The current extreme, widespread, and persistent multi-season drought is unprecedented. Four consecutive rainy seasons have failed, a climatic event not seen in at least 40 years. The 2022 March-May rainy season has not materialized and is likely to be the driest on record, devastating livelihoods and driving sharp increases in food, water, and nutrition insecurity. The impact of the drought and increasing economic pressures are deepening the severity of needs and driving the country to the brink of famine. Nearly 50 percent of the population – 7.7 million people – require some form of humanitarian or protection assistance, of whom 7 million are estimated to be affected by the drought.
The drought has devastated the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable, and marginalized people, including women, children, and minority clans. Acute malnutrition in children is on the rise