Relief Web - HIGHLIGHTS
• Food insecurity and malnutrition worsen.
• Somalia faces El Niño threat
• Somaliland authorities appeal for assistance.
Humanitarians prepare for El Niño
Humanitarians are ramping up efforts to mitigate the impact of the El Niño phenomenon in Somalia between October and December. More than 600,000 people in southern and central Somalia and in Puntland are likely to be affected by flooding, which may result in disease and deterioration in the food security and nutritional situations. In Somaliland, the El Niño could further exacerbate drought conditions in some coastal areas.
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