Somalia Famine Appeal 2011

Somalia Famine Appeal 2011
Jul 2011

On 20 July, the United Nations declared a state of famine in parts of southern Somalia, which has killed tens of thousands of people in recent months and could grow even worse unless urgent action is taken.

The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSNAU), a project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), officially declared a state of famine in two regions of southern Somalia: Bakool and Lower Shabelle.

According to the findings, in the next one or two months, famine will become widespread throughout southern Somalia. Together with ongoing crises in the rest of the country, the number of Somalis in need of humanitarian assistance has increased from 2.4 million to 3.7 million in the last six months.