About 731,000 Somalis face acute food insecurity, a decrease of 29 per cent from the July – December 2014 estimates. An additional 2.3 million people are at risk of sliding into the same situation. This brings the number of people in need of humanitarian and livelihood support to 3 million.
Malnutrition rates still high
Malnutrition rates remain high with nearly 203,000 acutely malnourished children requiring emergency nutrition supplements, mainly due to lack of access to clean water, sanitation infrastructure and better hygiene. About 38,000 children are severely malnourished and need medical treatment and therapeutic food to survive. The situation has deteriorated among displaced people in Baidoa Bossaso and Doolow, but improved in Dhobley, Kismayo and Mogadishu.
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