Sudan: Acute Food Insecurity Situation August - October 2012
15.08.2012 > 30.10.2012



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According to the acute analysis, the Country was classified into in IPC phases 1 (Minimal), 2 (Stressed), 3 (Crisis) and 4 (Emergency) in some areas like drought prone areas and insecure areas.

Food production showed surplus in irrigated areas, in central and Northern regions while some rain fed traditional areas suffered from drop in production due to the last poor rainy season, as the majority of the rural population based on rain fed for food security and livelihood. Stable food crops like sorghum and millet recorded low production added to high food prices were the main reasons for classification of phase 3 and 4.

Food consumption was recorded as poor for the Greater Darfur states, due to civil unrest , displacement and poor access to food. Eastern region (Red Sea) which is a drought affected area, High malnutrition rates were recorded, due to insufficient food intake and some epidemic diseases, also shortage of drinking water especially in summer season is one of the problems in this area. Border States to the South Sudan suffered from conflicts and inaccessibility to rangelands added to that the stress of returnees.

For food security pillars: inadequate availability due to low production made it difficult to satisfy the needs, while in some states there was surplus in production, Food was available in the market, but the soaring food prices was the main reason for difficulties to access food for the poor and vulnerable groups. For utilization some traditional means for sanitation causes hygienic problems, while in some areas there was shortage in drinking water which may be less than 15litres / p/day.

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