Toggle text

Sudan + 1 other
Sudan faces worsening hunger and malnutrition crisis

The current food insecurity is due to a combination of increased conflict and displacement in Darfur, refugee movement from South Sudan, poor harvest and spiralling food prices.

Toggle text

South Sudan: Executive brief 04 April 2014

Apr 2014

South Sudan faces a major food and nutrition crisis; but we have an opportunity NOW to mitigate some of its impacts.

The food security outlook is increasingly alarming in the most conflict-affected states (Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity), and is unlikely to improve in the short-term. Livelihoods are diversified in these states, with people relying on a mix of livestock rearing, fishing, farming, wage labour and sometimes hunting to meet their needs.

Toggle text

South Sudan - Executive brief 31 March 2014

Mar 2014

South Sudan faces a major food and nutrition crisis; but we have an opportunity NOW to mitigate some of its impacts.

The food security outlook is increasingly alarming in the most conflict-affected states (Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity), and is unlikely to improve in the short-term. Livelihoods are diversified in these states, with people relying on a mix of livestock rearing, fishing, farming, wage labour and sometimes hunting to meet their needs.

Toggle text

South Sudan + 1 other
New support to tackle dire food security situation in South Sudan

United Kingdom gives $13.7 million to FAO's emergency operations to help food producers in conflict-affected country

31 March, Juba/Rome - The Government of the United Kingdom has released $13.7 million in emergency funding to FAO to help conflict-affected families in South Sudan restore their agriculture-based livelihoods and stave off an increasingly alarming food security situation.

Toggle text

First six countries to benefit from Africa-led fund

Africa Solidarity Trust Fund supports efforts to eradicate hunger, reduce malnutrition and poverty. First $2 million each goes to CAR, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger and South Sudan.

Toggle text

Witnessing the effects of conflict in Nyal, South Sudan

Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO's Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, describes his recent visit to South Sudan: "On 20 March, as part of the Emergency Directors’ Group, I had the opportunity to visit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nyal, Payinjiar County of Unity State – a state that has been badly affected by the recent fighting in South Sudan.

Toggle text

Republic of South Sudan - Executive brief 3 March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

695 200 people have been internally displaced since 15 December, and 190 000 have fled to neighbouring countries.

 Violence in Malakal town, Upper Nile State, is feared to have caused further displacement and the whereabouts of many town residents is as yet unknown.

 The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Cluster estimates that 3.7 million people face “crisis” and “emergency” food insecurity (Integrated Phase Classification).

Toggle text

South Sudan Conflict Reverses Progress On Food Security

FAO/WFP Joint News Release

JUBA – The conflict in South Sudan risks reversing gains in food security that the country had made over the last year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Toggle text

World + 36 others
Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 1, March 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO’s forecasts for global cereal production, consumption, trade and stocks in 2013/14 have all been raised since February, with overall supply conditions significantly improved compared to the previous season.

  • Export prices of wheat rose in February mainly on concerns about the 2014 winter wheat crop in the United States. Prices of maize also increased, supported by strong domestic and export demand for feed and industrial use. Overall, however, cereal export prices remained below their year-earlier levels.

Toggle text

FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to South Sudan, 20 February 2014

Mission highlights

• In 2013, despite the impact of floods and insecurity in some areas, generally favourable rains and absence of major outbreaks of pests and diseases favoured cereal crop production in the traditional farming sector of South Sudan.

• Accordingly, total cereal harvested area in the traditional sector increased by about 2.8 percent resulting in an estimated net cereal production of about 892 000 tonnes, about 13 percent above the revised 2012 estimates and 22 percent above the average of the previous five years.

Toggle text

Average date of onset of suitable conditions for planting in South Sudan (as of February 2014)

Feb 2014

This map of South Sudan shows the average dates of onset of suitable conditions for land preparation and planting which may be interpreted as the dates by which populations need to be returned and appropriate security conditions ensured to avoid disruptions to the coming agricultural season.

Within the affected states, this translates into:

Central Equatoria: mid-March to early-April
Jonglei: mid-April to mid-May
Unity: late April to late May
Upper Nile: mid-May to late June

Toggle text

Logistical obstacles and the challenges of emergency food and agriculture responses in South Sudan

12/02/2014

Even under the best of circumstances major logistical obstacles make it difficult for FAO to support humanitarian and development initiatives in South Sudan. Before the start of the crisis, FAO in South Sudan relied on a decentralized network of ten offices and 140 staff to navigate the country’s challenging combination of annual floods, limited storage capacity and a dearth of roads. Today, the team is working to reach millions of South Sudanese requiring emergency food, nutrition and livelihood support and the logistical obstacles loom even larger.

Toggle text

GIEWS Country Brief: South Sudan 06-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Despite an improved 2013 cereal production, the recent conflict increased food insecurity in parts

  • Serious concerns over the upcoming 2014 cropping season

  • Cereal prices declined seasonally in late 2013 but will likely increase in coming months due to conflict-related market disruptions

  • The food security situation seriously deteriorated due to the recent conflict

Toggle text

South Sudan facing major food and nutrition crisis

FAO calls for $77 million for urgent food security and livelihood support

5 February 2014, Rome – FAO today warned of a major food security and nutrition crisis in South Sudan, where some 3.7 million people are now facing acute or emergency levels of food insecurity.

The Organization is calling for $77 million for critical food security and livelihood support for the crisis-affected population as prices of staple crops soar and basic commodities run out.

Toggle text

Republic of South Sudan - Executive brief 29 January 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 646 000 people have been internally displaced since 15 December, and 123 400 have fled to neighbouring countries.

  • The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Cluster estimates that up to 7 million people are at risk of food insecurity in 2014 – with an estimated 3.7 million facing “acute” and “emergency” food security (IPC).

  • First signs of serious food security distress are emerging (sorghum market prices skyrocketing, complete lack of commodities like sugar and powdered milk).

Toggle text

Violence in South Sudan could increase hunger and food insecurity

The recent violence is threatening to increase hunger and human suffering considerably, unravelling modest gains made in food security in the past two years, the agency has warned.

Toggle text

GIEWS Country Brief: South Sudan 27-November-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • A satisfactory overall 2013 cereal harvest expected, with mixed outcomes at State level

  • Cereal prices seasonally declining in most markets

  • Food security situation expected to improve in coming months, with the exception of conflict affected areas

Toggle text

World + 10 others
La producción mundial de cereales aumentará este año un 8 por ciento

Siria, la República Centroafricana y la R.D. del Congo afectadas por una grave inseguridad alimentaria

Toggle text

World + 10 others
Production céréalière mondiale en progression de 8 pour cent en 2013

La Syrie, la République centrafricaine et la RD du Congo sont victimes d’une grave insécurité alimentaire

3 octobre 2013, Rome – Les perspectives de l'offre mondiale de céréales pour la campagne de commercialisation 2013/14 restent généralement favorables, en dépit des révisions à la baisse des estimations de la production et des stocks de clôture, selon le dernier rapport trimestriel de la FAO Perspectives de récoltes et situation alimentaire.