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Somalia - Humanitarian Response Plan 2018

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to assist
2.7 million people

FAO requires
USD 236.5 million

January – December 2018

In 2016–2017, Somalia faced one of its harshest droughts in recent history. However, the ongoing drought has not led to famine thanks primarily to large-scale humanitarian assistance. While the last deyr rains (OctoberDecember 2017) were slightly better than anticipated, sustained humanitarian assistance and support to livelihood recovery are needed in 2018 to prevent further deterioration of the food security and nutrition situation.


FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to:

• Improve immediate access to food through cash transfers.

• Protect and restore livelihoods, related food and income sources.

• Build resilience against current and future shocks. FAO also contributes to the Nutrition, Enabling Programmes and WASH Clusters.