Ipcinfo home

Latest Events

24 Apr 2014 - 15 May 2014
East & Central Africa - South Sudan

Latest Resources

Publications (Reports)
Oct 2014 - Full Report
East & Central Africa - South Sudan
Publications
Jun 2014 - Produced by the Food Security Technical Secretariat of RSS
East & Central Africa - South Sudan
Publications (Reports)
Jun 2014 - IPC Global Emergency Review Committee (ERC)
East & Central Africa - South Sudan

IPC in South Sudan

Improvement of Food Security Situation

The Government of the Republic of South Sudan announces the results of the latest IPC analysis for September 2014.The latest IPC analysis indicates that food security across the country has begun improving and is expected to continue on a positive trend through December 2014. Only 1.5 million people are projected to remain food insecure through December 2014, with two-thirds of them in the Greater Upper Nile. >>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.
SICAThe World Food Programme (WFP)Save the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionFood Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF