Somalia: socks, agricultural livelihoods and food security - monitoring report , November 2021

  • 25/11/2021
  • FAO

The main shocks reported by interviewed households included dry spells, high food prices, sickness or death of household members, loss of income, pests and diseases affecting both crops and livestock, and high fuel prices. > Somalia’s food-security situation remains dire, with 3.5 million people expected to face high levels of acute food insecurity through the end of 2021. In addition, 1.2 million children under 5 are likely to be acutely malnourished, including nearly 213 400 who are likely to be severely malnourished by July 2022. Poor rains have resulted in lower-than-average Gu crop yields in the south and poor harvest prospects in north-west agro-pastoral livelihood zones (Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit [FSNAU] and Famine Early Warning Systems Network [FEWS NET], 2021). More than half of crop-producing households reported decreased production during the Gu season compared to a typical year.