Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Rift Valley Fever Outbreak - Dec 2017
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
Maps & Infographics
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- Report of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan (A/HRC/37/71)
- One year on from famine declaration, more South Sudanese are going hungry
- Hungry for Peace: Exploring the Links Between Conflict and Hunger in South Sudan (February 2018)
- Nearly two-thirds of the population in South Sudan at risk of rising hunger
- A ‘silent killer’, maternal and neonatal tetanus, is causing deaths of mothers and newborns across South Sudan
This is a live document and is only intended to display tentative transportation plans, based on the best information available at the time of publication.
It may be revised or updated (without notice) as the situation changes and new information becomes available.
6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from
February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.6 million people assisted by WFP in January 2018
1.9 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.4 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
203,980 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
WFP has dispatched a total of around 86,000mt of assorted food commodities so far in 2018
The first Logistics Cluster coordinated barge for 2018 arrived in Malakal on 3 March
The Logistics Cluster facilitates coordination of the logistics response in support of the humanitarian community. Furthermore, it provides information management products to improve decision-making of humanitarian organisations in South Sudan. Where logistics gaps are identified, the Logistics Cluster, through its lead agency WFP, acts as a ‘provider of last resort’ by offering Common Logistics Services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.
ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to assist refugees and people suffering because of drought in the Somali region of Ethiopia.
“The generous contribution from the Government of China will help WFP to support millions of drought-affected people and hundreds of thousands of refugees,” said Samir Wanmali, Acting WFP Country Director in Ethiopia.
YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Currency Exchange Rate: The South Sudanese Pound (SSP) has continued to depreciate. In January 2018, the average exchange rate of US Dollar to SSP stood at SSP 211 and SSP 131 in the parallel and official markets, compared to SSP 190 and SSP 127 in the previous month. During the last 12 months, the parallel exchange rate increased from SSP 101 to 211 (110 percent depreciation) per US Dollar. In January, highest divergence (62 percent) between official and parallel exchange rate was observed since 2016.
ADDIS ABABA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, are appealing for US$80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia.
The amount of food that refugees receive was cut by 20 percent last year below the 2,100 kilocalories per day required to sustain the average person. UNHCR and WFP are warning of deeper cuts to the amount of food from April unless new funding is received in March.
• Food Assistance: In 2017, WFP dispatched 277,000mt of food and nutrition commodities by road, air and river to provide food and nutrition assistance to 4.8 million people in South Sudan. Out of these, 1.8 million people have been assisted in hard-to-reach areas through WFP integrated rapid response mission (IRRM) teams in 230 missions. In December, despite security and access challenges, WFP assisted a total of 2 million people with 19,000mt of food and nutrition commodities.
440,000 food insecure persons (IPC Phase 3)
1.4 m refugees
11.8 m acutely malnourished children under five
1.2 m people assisted in January 2018
- Currency Exchange Rate: The South Sudanese Pound (SSP) continued to depreciate. In Juba, the average exchange rate in December was 190 per US Dollar in the parallel market, while the official rate was SSP 127 per US Dollar, compared to 182 and 125 respectively, in the previous month. The divergence between parallel market and official exchange rate was thus 50 percent. Compared to December 2016, the parallel market exchange rate has more than doubled (increase of 113 percent).