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Despite efforts made to contain famine, 6 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance – the greatest number of food insecure people ever recorded in South Sudan
Despite efforts made to contain famine, 6 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance – the greatest number of food insecure people ever recorded in South Sudan
East & Central Africa
Based on the South Sudan IPC Technical Working Group results:    HOW MANY &WHEN As of May 2017, 5.5 million people were estimated [...]
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4.3 MILLION PEOPLE NOW IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE – SIGNIFICANT INCREASE COMPARED TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
4.3 MILLION PEOPLE NOW IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE – SIGNIFICANT INCREASE COMPARED TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
East & Central Africa
HOW MANY & WHEN: As of April 2016, 4.3 million people were estimated to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), Emergency [...]
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East & Central Africa
In South Sudan, for the past two years the IPC has become the basis for deciding geographical locations and reach [...]

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IPC in South Sudan

June 2017 - IPC GLOBAL ALERT on SOUTH SUDAN:SOUTH SUDAN - FOOD INSECURITY SITUATION STILL DIRE AND WIDESPREAD 

Despite efforts made to contain famine, 6 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance – the greatest number of food insecure people ever recorded in South Sudan... Read more

Implementation process

The IPC has been introduced in 2007 and used since 2008 to classify the food security situation at national level. The acute analysis is led four times a year, at the national and state levels. The version 2.0 has been introduced in 2012 and over 120 persons have been trained on IPC protocols in the ten states, improving their overall knowledge on food security and nutrition.  

The IPC contribution to decision making

IPC is institutionalized and adopted by the Government as a reliable tool for early warning and decision making. IPC products are used regularly for response analysis and coordination by FAO, WFP Government and other humanitarian NGOs, especially to target food aid (by WFP), seeds and tools distribution (by FAO).

IPC products feed into the weekly bulletin edited by the Food security Livelihoods Cluster and UNOCHA and it was included in the Humanitarian appeal in October 2012. 

The Partnership and role of Government

IPC is hosted within the National Bureau of Statistics and the chair of the technical working group (TWG) is in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development. The national TWG is composed of 15 members from different ministries of the government, UN agencies and NGOs.

The national TWG continues working towards

  • Building strong relations with high state authorities will facilitate the full IPC ownership by the Government and all decision makers
  • Increase the quality of the analysis by advocating to fill the data availability and quality gaps via line Ministries and National Bureau of statistics and by continued capacity building
  • Chronic food insecurity analysis for orienting long term food security response.

IPC Maps

May 2017 - Jul 2017
6 million people in need of urgent assistance – the greatest number of food insecure people ever recorded in South Sudan
6 million people in need of urgent assistance – the greatest number of food insecure people ever recorded in South Sudan
East & Central Africa - South Sudan
Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
Extreme levels of food insecurity and localized famine conditions
Extreme levels of food insecurity and localized famine conditions
East & Central Africa - South Sudan
Apr 2016 - Jul 2016
4.3 MILLION PEOPLE NOW IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE – INCREASE COMPARED TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
4.3 MILLION PEOPLE NOW IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE – INCREASE COMPARED TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR
East & Central Africa - South Sudan

Latest Resources

Publications (Reports)
Jan 2016 - 2nd food security and nutritional analysis report
East & Central Africa - South Sudan
Publications (Reports)
Jul 2015 - 1st food security and nutritional analysis report
East & Central Africa - South Sudan
Publications (Reports)
Oct 2014 - Full Report
East & Central Africa - South Sudan
Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD