FAO Regional Office for Africa

Launch of the 2017/2018 Post Deyr Technical Release by the Food Security, Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)

                                                                                 Media Advisory

Food Security & Nutrition in Somalia

Poor rains and extended drought over multiple seasons have had a major impact on rural livelihoods and food security in Somalia, pushing the country to the brink of famine in 2017.

However, large-scale catastrophe was averted in Somalia, thanks to scaled-up humanitarian response with generous contributions from donors and a modest improvement in the October to December 2017 Deyr season rainfall. The April to June 2018 Gu rains are forecasted to be below-average, and if this dim forecast happens, it will mark the fifth consecutive below average seasons in Somalia that could force millions of Somali people into further destitution.


What: Launch of the 2017/2018 Post Deyr Technical Release 

Who: Peter de Clerq, Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Daniele Donati, FAO Representative in Somalia a.i.

Daniel Molla, Chief Technical Advisor, FSNAU

Abdirizak Nur, National Technical Manager, FEWS NET Somalia

When: Monday 29th January 2018 at 11:00AM (local time)

Where: The Hangar, MIA, Mogadishu and FAO Somalia Office, Ngecha Road, Nairobi


Media interviews available on request.