Sudan: Acute Food Insecurity Situation April - July 2016
01.04.2016 > 31.07.2016


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A total of 147 localities have been classified, and all localities in Northern and Central states were classified between Phase 1 and 2, mainly due to better availability and accessibility to food, availability of basic services and stability in livelihoods systems. IPC Phase 3 found to be mostly in some localities in the states of West, East and South parts of the country where the main causes are presence of large numbers of new IDPs, refugees, returnees and poor access to food due high prices and insecurity, while in Eastern states the main causes are the high rates of malnutrition and poor access to food.

High food prices is a major factor limiting access to food across different affected areas. Between March and April, prices increased from 5 to 13 percent in some major markets inf North Kordofan, North Darfur, South Darfur and South Kordofan states due to increased demand for domestic consumption and reduced markets supply. While prices have stabilized in most localities in the states of Khartoum, Blue Nile, River Nile because of the relative stability in imports, prices drop was observed in some markets, in the main production areas of the country such as Gedaref, Al Jazeera, and White Nile for the relatively low demand for border trade with South Sudan after re-closure of the border. For the month of March 2016, prices were on average 25 percent higher compared to the same period last year, while they are exceeded the last five years by 65 percent.

Compared with the previous update (September-November 2015), a relative improvement in the food security situation has been found in some localities, which have  shifted from Phase 2 (Stress) to phase 1 minimum food insecurity. Also, some localities deteriorated as a result of the above mentioned reasons, in addition to the occurrence of El Nino and its impact on food security.

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