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30 Mar 2017 description

Key Findings
- Insecurity has reduced local population access to crops this growing season, resulting in a highly dependent market population to meet food gaps.
- Kenya has restricted food exports to South Sudan, causing markets to become heavily dependent on supply routes from Uganda.
- Insecurity in the western part of the state, coupled with the depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP), has reduced traders’ ability to finance and transport large-scale supplies to the market despite increased demand.

30 Mar 2017 description

Key Findings
- The economic crisis that began in April 2016 and insecurity following the outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016 resulted in the displacement of local communities in Maban and a reduction in purchasing power among consumers left behind due to a reduction in access to livelihoods.
- The depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) has forced suppliers to increase prices that most consumers in Maban cannot pay in order to compensate for losses related to the increased cost of goods, supply transportation, and business taxation.

30 Mar 2017 description

Key Findings
- Consumers in Bentiu PoC receive most staple foods through General Food Distributions (GFDs), so staples are generally not sold in the market. Traders either sell local produce or meat, or durable non-local items such as sugar.
- Recent political developments in Unity State have rendered some previously used supply routes from Sudan unviable for importation of large volumes of goods, so most non-local goods sold in the Bentiu PoC markets now come exclusively from Juba.

30 Mar 2017 description

Key Findings
- Supply routes from Darfur and South Kordofan, although officially closed, remain informally open with goods arriving into key market towns in Northern Bahr el Ghazal.
- The key threat to supply routes comes from insecurity along the Sudan and South Sudan border. Trade blockages by Sudan could be used as political leverage in negotiations between the two countries, especially during the dry season when local cultivation is lower and the population is most dependent on markets for food.

30 Mar 2017 description

Key Findings
- Akobo market is the only functioning market in North-Eastern Jonglei State, though its current capacity is low due to the economic crisis and limited supply routes.
- Annual supply route constriction caused by the drying of the primary trade river is the market’s greatest constraint.

30 Mar 2017 description

Key Findings
- The IDP influx, which has continued since May 2015, lack of agricultural inputs and limited trade routes have left the majority of Nyal’s population dependent on food aid.
- Nyal markets are very remote and lack large supply routes, leaving them isolated from external markets and sensitive to small changes in supply or demand. Any intervention to alleviate market stressors will have significant effects on prices. The fishing sector is likely more resilient due to a large native supply of fish in the nearby swamp.

14 Mar 2017 description

Recent contextual development in Central Unity:

According to the most recent IPC analysis, released on February 20, 2017, approximately 4.9 million (about 42% of population) people are estimated to be severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, 4, and 5), from February to April 2017. This is projected to increase to 5.5 million people, (47% of the national population) at the height of the 2017 lean season in July.

14 Mar 2017 description

On 20 February 2017, famine was declared in parts of Unity State affecting 100,000 people, with some 5.5 million people expected to be severely food insecure at the height of the lean season (mid 2017). The level of food insecurity is unprecedented since South Sudan’s independence and almost entirely due to the conflict which commenced in 2013.
In 2016 three major shocks occurred to cause this escalated deterioration:

14 Mar 2017 description

FACING FAMINE IN SOUTH SUDAN

On 20 February 2017, famine was declared in parts of Unity State affecting 100,000 people, with some 5.5 million people expected to be severely food insecure at the height of the lean season (mid 2017). The level of food insecurity is unprecedented since South Sudan’s independence and almost entirely due to the conflict which commenced in 2013.

In 2016 three major shocks occurred to cause this escalated deterioration:

09 Mar 2017 description

This month saw the launch of the Humanitarian Response Plan: In 2017, the food security situation across South Sudan is predicted to deteriorate to the lowest levels since the 2013 crisis with famine declared in parts of Unity State due to a combination of (1) conflict; (2) a reduction of agricultural outputs (less due to environmental factors and more due to large scale displacement; (3) lower purchasing power in the current economic crisis; and (4) reduced trade flows or supply of goods and commodities from neighbouring countries and within the country.

07 Mar 2017 description

Introduction

The annual report is a global Food Security Cluster accountability product that must be read in conjunction with the evolving global humanitarian environment.

In 2014, the Joint FAO/WFP Evaluation of the Food Security Cluster Coordination was endorsed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Programme Committee and the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, recommendations of which formed the backbone of the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC)
Strategic Plan 2015–2016.

07 Mar 2017 description

In 2017, the food security situation across South Sudan is predicted to deteriorate to the lowest levels since the 2013 crisis with famine declared in parts of Unity State due to a combination of: (1) conflict; (2) a reduction of agricultural outputs; (3) lower purchasing power (demand-related shocks); and (4) supply side shocks (reduced trade flows). There has already been an increase in the number of people requiring assistance in the Greater Bahr Ghazals, Warrap, and across the Equatorias.

08 Feb 2017 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 08 Feb 2017.

The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.

26 Oct 2016 description

Only 2 out of 5 people in need will receive food security support with current funding levels.

15 Jul 2016 description

Introduction

The gFSC Cash & Markets WG (CMWG) main purpose is to support Food Security clusters through development of tools and guidance and global advocacy for country level needs. In view of this, in April 2015 the CMWG mapped and gathered information on cash activities and cash WGs at country-level in which the FS clusters are involved. This information was also used to shape the agenda of the first Cluster Coordinators’ Retreat held in Rome in July 2015.