OCHA Somalia Famine and Drought SItuation Report No. 10, August 30th 2011
OCHA update on the situation in Somalia as of August 30th. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
· Internal displacement in Somalia is decreasing: the number of people moving to Mogadishu decreased from 28,000 in July to just over 5,000 in August to date.
· Communicable diseases continue to spread. Of particular concern is the 53 per cent increase in acute watery diarrhea to 635 cases that has been reported in Kismayo, Lower Juba region.
· The situation is likely to deteriorate over the coming months given current levels of malnutrition and mortality, in combination with the likelihood of increasing prices and a harsh dry season.
· New nutrition figures for southern Somalia are expected soon.