1.7 million people are facing emergency food insecurity in the country out of which 45,000 people are facing catastrophe or famine in Unity and Jonglei States.
The number of food insecure is expected to rise to 6.0 million during the peak of the lean season.
Fall armyworm crop destruction in Greater Central Equatoria and Greater Bahr El Gazal is likely to impact negatively on harvest prospects for the 2017/2018 agricultural season
Completeness for IDSR reporting at county level was 64%. Completeness for EWARS reporting from IDP sites was 74%.
A total of 18 alerts were reported, of which 6% have been verified. 0 alerts were risk assessed and 0 required a response.
A total of 37 new cases including one death (CFR 2.70%) were reported in week 40. The cumulative since the start of the current outbreak on 18 June 2016 is 21,097 cases including 418 deaths (CFR 1.98%).