Sudan: Acute Food Insecurity Situation April - June 2015 and Projection for July - August 2015
01.04.2015 > 31.08.2015



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A total of 129 localities were classified in an analysis of the food security situation in Sudan over the April - June 2015 period and in a projection for July - August 2015. Three states were not classified due to lack of information, these are: Gedaref, East and West Darfur. The both the current analysis and the projection range between Phases 1 and 3. The main livelihood systems are: pastoral and agro pastoral which are directly affected by good rainy season. 


According to the analysis, there has been an improvement in food security situation in most of the localities compared with the last classification. The main reasons are: good food availability due to good rainy season and timely preparation for the agricultural practices. Moreover, prices of sorghum and millet have declined by almost 20 to 35 percent as newly harvested crops started to be available for household consumption. This enhances the access of food to vulnerable population who suffered from the last poor season, while the prices of other food items are still raising, which make access to those items somewhat difficult and adversely affect the dietary diversity. On the other hand the peace building initiatives and conflict resolution improved the security situation in some affected areas, such as Darfur.


In the projected period, the food security situation is expected to further improve in some areas Food security situation is improving due to abundant production of cereals and other food crops in the agricultural

season due to good rainfall and early preparation of farm practices, availability of inputs, expected improvement in animal conditions and production due to good pasture conditions. The continuous efforts in conflict resolutions in some of the affected areas are expected to improve the security situations and stabilize food supplies and livelihood conditions.

All the above positive changes have contributed to reduce the number of people in Crisis and Emergency phases. However, some areas still keep worsening, due to conflicts, insecurity and relatively higher prices.

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