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Republic of South Sudan: Update of the Projected Acute Food Insecurity Situation Jan-March 2015

01/01/2015 - 31/03/2015
South Sudan
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On 23 September 2014, the Minister of Agriculture of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan formally endorsed the latest IPC analysis for South Sudan, which included a projection of the country’s food security situation until March 2015.

The food security projections for January to March 2015 have now been updated and are included in the attached report. In Spetember 2014, the South Sudan IPC Technical Working Group projected that 2.5 million people would face Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity levels between January and March 2015. This latest IPC Update confirms the earlier projection, but the distribution of food insecurity across the country has shifted. Key contributing factors to the country’s food insecurity are conflict-related population displacement, disruptions in livestock and crop-based production, high staple food prices, and high malnutrition.


Approximately 40 participants from governmental, NGO, and UN agencies met in December 2014 to conduct the update. Participants were drawn from all 10 states and reviewed livelihoods, food security, and hazards assessment reports collected between September 2014 and November 2014. The IPC Technical Working Group validated and finalized the technical details of the updated projections.

The information in the previous September comprehensive analysis remains valid for the most part. This includes population estimates for the various IPC Phase classifications. Therefore, the December 2014 Update does not include new analysis but is solely an update on projections for January to March 2015.

 

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