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Special Alert No. 322 Somalia- December 2005









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    Special Alert No. 323 Parts of the Horn of Africa- January 2006 2006
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    Despite improved overall cereal harvests in 2005 in some countries of the Horn of Africa, recent severe droughts coupled with the effects of past and ongoing conflicts have put millions of people on the brink of starvation. Food shortages are particularly grave in Somalia where about 2 million people need humanitarian assistance. The food situation is also very serious in pastoral areas of northern and eastern Kenya, south-eastern Ethiopia and Djibouti. In the four Horn of Africa countries of So malia, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia more than 11 million people are estimated to be in need of assistance.
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    Special Report Ethiopia- February 2006 2006
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    Aggregate cereal and pulse production in Ethiopia from the 2005/06 “meher” season is forecast at 17.12 million tonnes, about 14 percent above the previous year’s revised estimates and 46 percent above the average of the previous four years. The increase was due to well-distributed and timely rainfall in main crop producing areas, increased use of fertiliser and improved seeds, rapid control of migratory pests, and increased area under cultivation compared to previous years. Despite the goo d harvest, some 2.6 million acutely food insecure people will require emergency food assistance. In addition some 7.2 million chronically food-insecure people will require food assistance through the Productive Safety Net Programme. Of immediate concern is the food situation of some 1.5 million people, mainly pastoralists in the south-eastern Ethiopia, due to failed seasonal rains. Pre-famine conditions are reported, including widespread human and livestock distress migrations, deterioration of livestock body condition and cases of livestock deaths. Total emergency food aid requirements are estimated at approximately 340 000 tons. In view of the expected good domestic grain production in Ethiopia, local purchases for food aid by both the Government and donors are highly recommended to support domestic markets.
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    FAO/GIEWS Special Alert No. 337 - East Africa, 20 December 2016
    Alarming food insecurity in several areas of East Africadue to severe drought
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    Widespread drought severely affects crops and rangelands in East Africa and food insecurity is expected to significantly deteriorate by early 2017 Major areas of concern are central and southern Somalia, South-Eastern Ethiopia, northern and eastern Kenya, northern and eastern United Republic of Tanzania and South-Eastern Uganda Sharply increasing prices of cereals and livestock products constrain food access for large numbers of households Recurrent climatic shocks have undermined household resi lience and urgent support to agriculture is needed.

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