Sudan: Acute Food Insecurity Situation May-July 2014
01.05.2014 > 31.07.2014



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In the first update of 2014, the country of Sudan was been classified at locality levels, most of the localities classified as under Stress or in Crisis (IPC Phases 2 and 3), e.g. the northern and River Nile, Gazira, and Khartoum states are classified at Phases 1 (Minimal) and 2 (irrigated areas with stability in production to some extent and availability in the market), while in West states like 5 Darfurs, South Kordofan are classified at Phases 2, 3 and 4 these states based on rainfed production (late rainfall with long dry spells affected both the crop performance and the livestock), added to high prices and insecurity with numbers of IDPs and refugees. 

Blue Nile also classified at Phases 3 and 4, faced with numbers of refugees, some stress on available food.  Central states classified as phases 2 and 3, while eastern states resulted in phases 1, 2, and 3. Some livelihood changes due to gold mining and services in northern and some western states, but many people from different parts of the country benefited from this activity and there is an improvement in income for those who work on it.

Compared with the last update, there is some deterioration in food security situation and livelihoods due to the causes mentioned above. The main hazards recorded at this analysis are, high food prices, insecurity in some states, drought which affected the livestock and crop production, shortages in rainfall and the mesquite shrubs which is widely spread at the productive areas, from the nutritious side, the high GAM rates at some localities.

Some states in west and east parts of the country faced some shortages in water for consumption while there is an improvement in drinking water in some localities (Improvement in drinking water in the Red Sea State is a result of run off Khawr Arbaat).


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