World Vision Somalia
publication • Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Somalia - February 2019 Situation Report

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  • Overall situation: World Vision continues to provide life-saving services and support to address the needs of the most affected populations. Humanitarian partners estimate that 4.2 million people require assistance in 2019 (UNOCHA report 23rd January). This reduction in needs, when compared to 2018, reflects an improvement in the overall humanitarian situation.
  • Food security challenges in Somalia persists with an estimated 4.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Successive good rains will be required for the pastoralist communities to recover. Emergency response programs like WFP, EFSP/USAID and FFP have improved the living standards of the beneficiaries. Not only are the households able to access more food, they also have access to diverse food as testified by beneficiaries during post distribution monitoring.
  • Malnutrition: While recent surveys indicate slight improvements in nutrition in a few areas, the situation remains stagnant in many others. This indicates that improved food security has not translated into improved food consumption, dietary energy intake, and overall diet quality and diversity in Somalia. Nearly a million children under-5 years are projected to be acutely malnourished in 2019. These include 173,600 who are expected to be severely malnourished. (UNOCHA Dec 2018)

For more information, read or download our February 2019 situation report.