OCHA Somalia Famine and Drought Situation report September 15th-20th
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
· Partners are scaling up response activities in order to reach the worst-affected population to avert further unnecessary deaths. Food assistance partners have reached 1.39 million people in crisis so far in the first two weeks of September, compared to 1.3 million throughout the month of August.
· An estimated 585,000 urban dwellers in Somalia are projected to be in crisis by December if interventions are not scaled up, a quarter more than the first half of the year.
· According to UNICEF, children constitute 80 per cent of the worst-affected population in the current famine.