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

Subtitle
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
Description

Based on the South Sudan IPC Technical Working Group results: 

 

HOW MANY &WHEN

  • As of May 2017, 5.5 million people were estimated in Crisis (IPC Phase 3), Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).
  • As of June-July 2017, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance (IPC phase 3 and above) is estimated to rise to 6 million, out of which 45,000 are facing catastrophic conditions and extreme food gaps, specifically 25,000 people in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties of Unity State and 20,000 in Ayod county of Jonglei state. 

 

WHERE

  • The highest proportions of populations in Crisis, Emergency and Catastrophe are observed in Greater Jonglei State (63%) and Unity State (61%). In particular, people facing catastrophic conditions are located in Ayod county and Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties, respectively.
  • The greenbelt counties in Greater Equatoria, the Western Bank of Upper Nile state, Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal states are also of high concern as people are facing high levels of food insecurity. 

 

WHO - The economic crisis is hitting the whole society. However, the most affected populations are Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the host communities affected by the ongoing conflict.  

 

WHY - Armed conflict has resulted in massive population displacement, disruptions to people’s livelihoods, trade and access to humanitarian assistance, which remains people’s main source of food in conflict areas. This is compounded by below-average food production and high food prices which have eroded household purchasing power.

 

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Country
East & Central Africa South Sudan
Publication date
Jun 2017
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