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More than 2.6 million Somalis in crisis
Situation could worsen, particularly for urban poor and drought-hit rural communities. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating quickly due to soaring food prices, a significantly devalued Somali shilling, and worsening drought, FAO said today.
More than 2.6 million people, or 35 percent of the total population, are in need of assistance – an increase of more than 40 percent since January of this year.
The increase in needs is due mainly to the addition of 600 000 urban poor, who are struggling to meet their household food needs in the face of rapidly increasing food and basic commodity prices, according to a recent assessment of FAO’s Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) for Somalia.