Somalia: Drought Response and Famine Prevention (15 November-15 December)

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Date published
02 Jan 2023
Factsheets and summaries
Drought, Food security

Famine thresholds not surpassed, but the drought situation remains extremely serious as the country marks its fifth consecutive failed rainy season by year-end

Response efforts of local communities and the scale-up of humanitarian assistance in Somalia have prevented famine thresholds from being surpassed as of December 2022, according to the updated Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Analysis. The situation however remains extremely serious as the underlying crisis has not improved and the scale and severity of the humanitarian emergency are expanding. Famine is a strong possibility from April to June 2023 and beyond if humanitarian assistance is not sustained and if the 2023 April to June rains underperform as current forecasts indicate.