WFP South Sudan Situation Report #189, 11 August 2017
WFP South Sudan is holding a range of operational workshops and meetings to plan its 2018 response in the country in line with the new WFP corporate Strategic Plan.
WFP market price monitoring highlights continued increases in staple food prices, negatively impacting the food security of households in South Sudan.
Situation Update and WFP Response
WFP South Sudan is holding a range of Operational Planning Workshop and meetings to plan its 2018 response in the country in line with the new WFP corporate Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan aligns WFP’s work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WFP will prioritize SDG 2, on achieving zero hunger; and SDG 17, on partnering to support the implementation of the SDGs. The Strategic Plan provides a new planning and operational framework to reinforce, through effective partnerships, WFP’s emergency, life-saving and logistics contributions as well as those it can make to ending hunger and chronic malnutrition. In South Sudan WFP is now consolidating its operation into a comprehensive interim country strategic plan aligned with this new framework. Previously separate projects and funding streams will be brought together in order to increase programmatic cohesion and flexibility. The planning meetings will continue for the next weeks.
WFP’s latest monthly market price monitoring bulletin highlights a increase in food prices. The increase in food prices, the deterioration in purchasing power and supply constraints during the rainy season have a devastating impact on the food security situation in the country. The overall year-on-year overall inflation rate in June stood at 362 percent, while the food inflation rate stood at 358 percent. The WFP report indicates that prices of food commodities will remain at elevated levels for the coming months.