- OCHA: South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No.76 (as of 26 Feb 2015)
- Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos remarks to the press Juba, 9 Feb 2015
- GHA: Humanitarian funding analysis: South Sudan - 6 Feb 2015
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- Global Humanitarian Assistance Country Profile
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
In bi-modal rainfall areas, production of second season crops is estimated at average level
Below-average crop production harvested in Karamoja region
Maize prices at record low levels in main producing areas
Food security concerns persist in parts of Karamoja region
Favourable prospects for the 2014 second season crop production in bi-modal areas
Immediate access to food
Agricultural inputs before the planting season
Support to rehabilitate/construct community livelihoods infrastructure
CRP 2015 – STRATEGY AND TARGETS
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
“Short-rains” crop production estimated at below-average level
Poor conditions of grazing resources in northeastern and central pastoral areas, while beneficial rains improved pasture availability in northwest
Prices of maize continue to decline due to adequate supply
Food security conditions expected to deteriorate in southeastern and coastal agricultural areas as well as northeastern pastoral areas
FAO warns of deteriorating situation, need to expand resilience efforts
06 February 2015, Juba - A staggering 2.5 million people – about one-fifth of the population – remain in either Crisis or Emergency level food insecurity as fighting continues in South Sudan, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report, released this week.
The Horn of Africa comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda covers approximately 5.2 million square kilometers with more than 65% of the land receiving less than 500mm of rainfall annually. This region is home to over 217 million people with diverse and rich culture, resources and opportunities which have enabled them to harness livelihoods over the years.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Favourable prospects for 2014 crop production in most southern bi-modal rainfall areas
Good yields expected in northern uni-modal rainfall areas, but reduced plantings in conflict-affected areas will lower cereal production
Good pasture availability in general, but livestock movements are severely affected by conflict
High cereal prices in conflict-affected areas exacerbate the precarious local food security situation
Less than three years since its Independence, violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013. Since then, 1.5 million South Sudanese fled their homes, some managing to bring valuable livelihood assets with them, but many others had to flee leaving everything behind.
“I left my livestock so I could save my children” reflects John Garang Jok who had to escape the violence in Bor, Jonglei State in December 2013 and settled in the Maligo county IDP camp in Nimule. The Maligo IDP camp hosts 5 000 people who were forced to abandon their homes last year.
Unusual herding and migration routes in 2014 stir tensions and pose risk of spreading diseases
31 December 2014 –As South Sudan’s livestock owners have fled the ongoing conflict, millions of animals have been displaced, leading to fresh outbreaks of disease and rising tensions between pastoral groups and farmers, as well as within different pastoralist communities.
One year on from the outbreak of violence in South Sudan, the country has devolved into two worlds: the areas affected by conflict, mostly in Greater Upper Nile, and the areas less affected by it. As of December 2014, Greater Equatoria and parts of Greater Bahr el-Ghazal have shown good crop production, robust market functioning, and generally speaking minimal food insecurity.
Mais les conflits, Ebola et les conditions climatiques défavorables exacerbent l’insécurité alimentaire
11 décembre 2014, Rome – Les dernières indications confirment que la production céréalière mondiale devrait atteindre un niveau record de plus de 2,5 milliards de tonnes en 2014.
World cereal production in 2014 is forecast to surpass last year’s record, boosting stocks to a 15-year high.
Maize export prices increased significantly in November supported by lower than previously expected yields of the 2014 crop in the United States of America. Wheat export prices strengthened in general, while rice quotations declined. Overall, however, cereal export prices persisted at levels below those of a year earlier, reflecting ample global supplies.
Conflict, Ebola and adverse weather exacerbate local food insecurity
11 December 2014, Rome - Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014.
Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize output in the United States of America, this year's cereal output should reach 2.532 billion tonnes, including rice in milled terms, or 0.3% higher than 2013, according to FAO's latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report.
There are over 35 million livestock in South Sudan, including 11 million cows and 25 million goats and sheep combined. Livestock is the largest form of social capital for most of the population and the importance of animal health links directly to food production and food security.
Rumbek North has witnessed the worst floods compared to previous years. Not only crops have been submerged in flood waters since August, but also houses/tukuls many of which collapsed as a result.
The County is also affected by the prevailing insecurity and inter-communal tensions in the State and therefore, received forced returnees and IDPs from Rumbek Center.
More than 20,000 people have been affected by both floods and insecurity.