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Food insecurity in Somalia to worsen by May 2022: UN

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  • 15th November, 2021 04:02:21 PM
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Food insecurity in Somalia to worsen by May 2022: UN

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Food insecurity is likely to worsen significantly in Somalia through May 2022, with many households experiencing widening food consumption gaps and erosion of their coping capacity, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said in a report, IANS reported.

Citing Somalia 2021 Post Gu Seasonal Food Security and Nutrition Assessment (FAO/FSNAU), the UNOCHA said an estimated 3.5 million people will face acute food insecurity through December, of whom nearly 640,730 will face an emergency, reports Xinhua news agency.

“The delay of the October-December rains has also significantly affected supplementary food and income from livestock production,” UNOCHA said in its latest humanitarian bulletin released on Sunday.