WFP South Sudan Situation Report #155, 13 December 2016

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 13 Dec 2016

In Numbers

1.8 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1,276,513 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

212,071 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

3.6 million people in need of food assistance from October—December (WFP estimate)

Highlights

  • WFP launched a Special Operation for road rehabilitation for the Northern Corridor from Sudan to South Sudan.

  • WFP and partners delivered training on post-harvest management and grain storage techniques to support smallholder farmers.

  • WFP and World Vision kicked off registration of vulnerable households for Juba urban poor response.

Highlights

  • WFP’s Special Operation for the rehabilitation of the Rabak-Joda road (Sudan) has been approved, valued at US$2.5 million. The 130km road repair project will enable WFP to facilitate an un-interrupted provision of emergency assistance through WFP South Sudan’s Northern Corridor from Kosti, White Nile State in Sudan to Renk, Upper Nile State in South Sudan. Continued use of the Northern Corridor—through which WFP has moved nearly 29,000mt this year—is contingent upon the successful rehabilitation of the road, as stipulated in the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the governments of Sudan and South Sudan.

WFP Response

  • In areas of the country that are more stable, WFP continues to support smallholder farmers through its Purchase for Progress (P4P) model. From 6-8 December, in coordination with UNIDO and South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture, WFP provided training to 30 government and NGO extension workers on post-harvest management and storage techniques of food grain crops in the Greater Bahr el Ghazal region. The extension workers will then be able to pass this knowledge on to local smallholder farmers to help improve the management and storage of their harvested crops.