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)
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- Nearly two-thirds of the population in South Sudan at risk of rising hunger
NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
People in South Sudan Requiring Humanitarian Assistance
2018 Humanitarian Response Plan – December 2017
People in Need of Food Assistance in South Sudan
IPC Technical Working Group – January 2018
1.82 million IDPs in South Sudan OCHA – January 31, 2018
Individuals Seeking Refuge at UNMISS Bases UNMISS – March 1, 2018
After more than four years of civil conflict, South Sudan remains one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. By the end of the 2017 lean season in September—the period of the year when food is most scarce—approximately 56 percent of the country’s population was facing life-threatening hunger and in need of humanitarian assistance, making 2017 the most food-insecure year in South Sudan’s history.
Due to the lingering effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño-induced drought and multiple consecutive droughts, an estimated 7.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). An additional 8 million chronically food-insecure people are supported by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)-led Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).
Akobo town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.
Livestock health plays a critical role in the food security and overall well-being of pastoralist communities in South Sudan. When cattle herds are healthy, pastoralists rely heavily on dairy foods to bolster household food stocks with meat and milk, selling any surplus for additional income to care for their families with basic necessities such as health care and clothes. Diseases reduce production of meat and milk, jeopardizing livelihoods for livestock dependent families and increasing vulnerability to food insecurity and malnutrition.
Annual lean season begins early across South Sudan
GoRSS declares end of cholera outbreak
Clashes continue despite cessation of hostilities agreement
Despite modest improvements in vegetation conditions from the October-toDecember rains, dry conditions persist across pastoral and marginal agricultural areas of Kenya. Many households are currently experiencing Stressed (IPC 2) levels of acute food insecurity, while Crisis (IPC 3) levels of acute food insecurity continue in parts of Isiolo and Tana River counties due to a lack of food and income opportunities. The Government of Kenya is expected to release a seasonal assessment at the end of February, indicating 2018 relief needs.
Humanitarian Shelter & Settlements Activities Around the Globe
GoS declares 17 of Sudan’s 18 states AWD-free
1,500 Sudanese refugees return from CAR to areas of origin in Darfur, according to UNHCR
FEWS NET reports atypical increases in staple food prices
South Sudan Displacement Crisis December 2017 Akobo Town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.
A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.
After nearly four years of civil conflict, South Sudan remains one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. By the end of the 2017 lean season in September—the period of the year when food is most scarce— approximately 56 percent of the country’s population was facing life threatening hunger and in need of humanitarian assistance, making 2017 the most food-insecure year in South Sudan’s history.