December 2012 – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan
AT A GLANCE
Conditions across the Horn of Africa have improved but 8 million people remain food insecure. This is down from 13.3 million one year ago.
Somalia remains the most affected country with 2.1 million people in need of urgent food assistance.
Ongoing conflict, population displacement, limited access for humanitarian agencies and the disruption of economic activities compound the food security situation in the country.
Throughout the Horn, the drought situation is generally improving due to favorable seasonal rains.
However, poorer households are still recovering from the previous season’s poor crop production and loss of livestock. Many families remain in a precarious food security situation.