The OCHA Somalia Famine & Drought Situation Report

The OCHA Somalia Famine & Drought Situation Report No. 25, dated 6 December (covering the period from 29 November to 6 December 2011). The next report will be issued on 13 December 2011.HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

The humanitarian community is assessing the impact that Al Shabaab’s ban on 16 UN agencies and NGOs will have on the three million people in need of assistance in southern Somalia.

The most recent FSNAU nutrition survey indicates slight improvements in global and severe acute malnutrition rates, as well as a decrease in mortality rates in southern Somalia.

The Somalia 2012 Consolidated Appeal – which requests $1.5 billion to address humanitarian needs in the coming year – will be launched on 13 December in Nairobi.

Heavy rains in the Juba River Basin in southern Somalia have caused localized flooding in parts of the Gedo and Lower Juba regions in the past week.

You can find these and more updates on the famine situation in Somalia on our website – http://ochaonline.un.org/somalia

Somalia Famine & Drought Situation Report No. 25