Somalia - Situation report 14 June 2017

Somalia - Situation report 14 June 2017
Jun 2017

Key messages

  • Rural livelihoods are people’s best defence against famine. Interventions that reinforce rural livelihoods meet immediate food needs, mitigate displacement pressures, reduce the overall humanitarian burden and lay the groundwork for recovery.
  • FAO is delivering large-scale, strategic combinations of assistance to rural people at high risk of hunger, providing them with cash-transfers for food and water purchases, plus the means to continue farming and veterinary care to keep their animals alive.
  • Key FAO deliveries since the start of the crisis include over USD 10 million in direct cash payments to rural families, lifesaving veterinary treatments for 14.7 million animals, 1 000 tonnes of seed to almost 40 000 farmers ahead of the Gu growing season, and 14+ million litres of water supplied to livestock.
  • Gu season rains started late and have so far been mixed, raising the risk of yet another reduced harvest in July. Continued and scaled-up support for rural communities through the rest of 2017 will be necessary to prevent worsening food insecurity and keep livelihoods intact.