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Press Conference: Food Security and Nutrition in Somalia

What: The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU)  and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)  issue their latest assessment on the state of food security and nutrition in Somalia. When: Thursday 2nd February 2017 – 11:00AM EAT. Who: Peter de Clerq - Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Richard Trenchard - FAO Representative in Somalia, Daniel Molla - Chief Technical Adviser, FSNAU, Abdirizak Nur – National Technical Manager, FEWS NET Somalia Where: AMISOM VIP Conference Room, Mogadishu with Video Teleconference (VTC) link to FAO Somalia Country Office, Ngecha Road Campus, off Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi

Why: Somalia remains in the grip of an intense drought, induced by two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall. In the worst affected areas, poor rainfall and lack of water has wiped out crops and killed livestock, with communities forced to sell their assets, and borrow food and money to survive.

About: FSNAU  provides a broad range of life-saving information and analysis on food security and malnutrition in Somalia. FSNAU is a multi-donor project managed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Office in Somalia. FEWS NET is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food security, operating in 35 countries. 

Contacts: Chi Lael, Communications Officer, FAO Somalia, Email –, Tel – +254 715 894 825, or Joe Lamport, Communications Adviser, FEWS NET, Email –, Tel – +1 202 524 779

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