- OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report #79, 19 March 2015
- Report on the human rights situation in South Sudan - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/28/49) (Advance Unedited Version)
- FEWSNET Food Security Outlook January 2015 to September 2015
Appeals & Funding
- South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan 2015
- CHF (Common Humanitarian Fund)
- Guide to Giving: Key ways of contributing to the crisis response in South Sudan
This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies.
FAO has further raised its estimate of the 2014 world cereal production and its forecast for global cereal stocks. Early prospects for cereal supplies in 2015/16 are mostly favourable, partly sustained by large stocks accumulated over the previous two seasons.
FAO’s first forecast for global wheat production in 2015 indicates a likely small contraction, mostly reflecting an expected decline in Europe from last year’s record output.
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.