Food Security and Nutrition Snapshot, April 2022

April 2022
  • 53.1 million people in Crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity (IPC1 Phase 3+). 23.5 million of them from six of the eight IGAD member states.
  • Prolonged drought conditions, particularly in eastern and southern Ethiopia, the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Kenya, and most of Somalia continue to drive high levels of acute food insecurity.
  • Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) admissions continue to rise in the region, especially in the drought-affected areas. 94,396 admissions were recorded in Ethiopia between January and February 2022 and 87,872 in Somalia between January and March 2022
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