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Somalia 2017 - Saving livestock, saving livelihoods, saving lives

Three years of drought have taken a heavy toll on the rangelands and water supplies that Somalia’s 7+ million pastoralists rely on to keep their animals alive and healthy. 


Somalia 2017 - Cash for food purchases today, seeds for food production tomorrow

Back-to-back failed harvests in 2016 pushed Somali farming families into an untenable position. Their much-reduced carry-over seed stores were quickly used up. Many went into debt to feed their families, buying food on markets. Others liquidated hard-to-replace assets. 


Somalia 2017 - Putting life-saving cash in people’s pockets, rebuilding productive infrastructure

Markets in Somalia are functioning. There is food on their shelves – but scarcity and high prices have pushed it out of the reach of many. FAO unconditional cash relief payments and cash-for-work projects are putting desperately-needed money into the pockets of rural families at high risk. Giving people cash gives them access to food.


Somalia 2017 - Preventing famine, building resilience, promoting recovery

FAO interventions to reinforce rural livelihoods are holding the line against worsening food insecurity, mitigating displacement pressures, reducing the overall humanitarian burden, laying the groundwork for a faster pivot to post-crisis recovery, and building greater resilience to future shocks.


FAO Somalia - Famine prevention and drought response plan February - July 2017

FAO’s Famine Prevention and Drought Response Plan is part of a wider humanitarian response involving UN, and international and local NGO partners to prevent a famine this year in Somalia. It complements WFP, UNICEF and other partners’ response plans to address the main dimensions of food and nutrition insecurity.


Remote sensing: monitoring the Cash for Work programme 

The objective of this good practice fact sheet is to provide guidance on using remote sensing technology in a developing country environment, in particular to verify infrastructure rehabilitation.