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UNICEF Social Inclusion, Policy and Budgeting

Food Security and Nutrition in Somalia

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ORGANIZATION Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit - Somalia
TYPE Field Examples
DATE 2009
TOPIC Economic crisis and recovery

Growing Humanitarian Emergency for Internally Displaced People: The depth and severity of the IDP Humanitarian Emergency is increasing. The total number of ‘new’ IDPs increased by more than 100,000 people in May alone, which makes the total number of new IDPs in Somalia at more than 1.3 million people. Evidence suggests that this number may continue to increase in the coming months, as populations flee to safety both within and outside Somalia. Fighting between the government and opposition forces has intensified since early May. While Mogadishu saw the worst violence, fighting also spread to several other areas and towns in southern and central Somalia, leading to increased civilian casualties, human rights abuses, renewed large scale population displacement, the destruction and confiscation of livelihood assets, and disruptions to economic activities and trade. FSNAU will conduct an emergency IDP impact survey as part of the upcoming post Gu ‘09 assessment.

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