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28 Sep 2018 description

Food security improvements driven by above-average long rains and low staple food prices

KEY MESSAGES

30 Jun 2018 description

Record-high rains continue to drive improvements but localized floods strain livelihoods

KEY MESSAGES

01 May 2018 description

Above-average long rains improving forage and cropping but causing flooding

Key Messages

23 Apr 2018 description

Key points

  • Poor food consumption persists in Torit and Juba WFP/Madonna Kanisio

  • Overall, there is high market dependence, particularly in Kapoeta South where all households reported depending on markets for their food needs

  • Informal and unreliable sources constitute the main sources of income for most households, 55% reported deacrease in income compared to the same time last year.

Situation update

13 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP and FAO joined South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at the launch of the 2018 main agricultural season in Yambio on 4 April, highlighting the importance of the planting season in improving the food security situation in South Sudan.

  • In the first quarter of 2018 , WFP estimates it distributed 60,000mt of food and USD 3 million to over 2.5 million unique beneficiaries in South Sudan.

Situation Update

30 Mar 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)

  • 1.7 million people assisted by WFP in February 2018

  • 1.8 million internally displaced people (OCHA) 2.5 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

  • 202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

  • Food insecurity, malnutrition, flooding and Fall Armyworm was noted as the major hazards in the Quarterly multi-hazard early warning bulletin.

28 Mar 2018 description

Mission Highlights

  • The net cereal production in 2017 (after deduction of post-harvest losses and seed use) in the traditional sector, is estimated at 764 107 tonnes, 7.5 percent down from 2016, 14 percent below the average of the previous five years and the smallest recorded output since the start of the conflict.

  • With a projected population of about 11.4 million in mid-2018, the overall cereal deficit in the JanuaryDecember 2018 marketing year is estimated at about 482 000 tonnes, 26 percent above the deficit estimated for 2017.

28 Mar 2018 description

Key Messages
- In the period May to July 2018, an estimated 7.1 million (63% of the population would face crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity conditions, of which 155,000 are estimated to be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance.

18 Mar 2018 description

Despite expected mixed performance, March-May rains expected to mitigate worse outcomes

Key Messages

01 Mar 2018 description

Highlights

• A depreciating national currency, shortage of foreign exchange reserves, and trade restrictions with neighboring countries continue to limit Burundi’s capacity to import food, keeping staple food prices above five-year average levels.

Operational Updates

26 Feb 2018 description

Sustained assistance and access critical to prevent hunger reaching its highest level ever

26 February 2018, Juba - More than 7 million people in South Sudan - almost two-thirds of the population - could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access, three United Nations agencies warned today.

16 Feb 2018 description

La sécurité alimentaire dans les communautés s’améliore avec la baisse des prix sur le marché et la constitution des stocks

Points saillants:

  • Durant le mois de Janvier, les conditions de disponibilité et d'accessibilité, à travers le pays, se sont améliorées.

  • Les récoltes encours de la saison 2018A s’accompagnent d’une baisse des prix des denrées alimentaires, en particulier le haricot, le maïs et la pomme de terre.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • A depreciating national currency, shortage of foreign exchange reserves and trade restrictions with neighboring countries continue to limit Burundi’s capacity to import food, keeping staple food prices above five-year average levels.

Operational Updates

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The WFP South Sudan Interim Country Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

  • The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for South Sudan, launched on 13 December, indicates that 7 million people – well over half the population require humanitarian assistance.

  • WFP continues to deliver humanitarian assistance through the third northern corridor from Sudan to South Sudan.

31 Dec 2017 description

La sécurité alimentaire jugée toujours précaire par les informateurs clés malgré les récoltes précoces de la saison 2018A

  • Après les récoltes de la petite saison culturale 2017C en novembre et l’avènement des récoltes précoces de la première saison culturale 2018 A, la sécurité alimentaire commence à s’améliorer par endroits.
  • Après le pic enregistré en octobre dernier par les prix denrées alimentaires de base, la légère baisse amorcée à partir de novembre continue jusqu’au niveau de 2016 même si toujours élevé.

30 Dec 2017 description

A shortened rainy season impacts cropping activities and pastoral resource availability

Key Messages

30 Nov 2017 description

L’insécurité alimentaire des ménages atteint son paroxysme à la fin de la période de soudure

  • L’insécurité alimentaire se généralise en novembre avec un sursis temporaire attendu au début des récoltes.

  • Une stabilisation à la hausse des prix des principales denrées alimentaires prérécoltes est observée pendant le mois de novembre.

Contexte

30 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • The ongoing socio-political crisis, displacements, disruption of livelihood activities, deterioration of the economy, high food prices, and climatic shocks remain the key drivers of food insecurity in Burundi.

Operational Updates

31 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • The ongoing socio-political crisis, displacements, disruption of livelihood activities, deterioration of the economy, high food prices, and climatic shocks remain the key drivers of food insecurity in Burundi.

Operational Updates