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Horn of Africa Drought Situation Report No. 17, October 2012

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  • An estimated 8 million people remain food insecure in the Horn of Africa. The majority of those in need of humanitarian assistance are in Somalia (2.12 million).

  • The general food security outlook for the Horn indicates that crop production should be favorable ahead of the end of the year harvests. Livelihood improvements still depend on how certain communities (especially pastoralists) are able to recover from the previous seasons’ poor crop production, loss of livestock and macro-economic shocks.

  • Ongoing conflict and rising global food prices continue to heavily impact unstable parts of Somalia. Isolated incidents of conflict between local tribes in the Tana Delta area of Kenya have left 100 people dead and 12,000 displaced.