The Annual Needs and Livelihoods Analysis 2011/12 report marks the first edition since South Sudan’s independence. Close to 4.7 million people are at risk of food insecurity, of whom approximately 1 million are estimated to be severely food insecure due to a convergence of three main factors: a cereal deficit of 473,000 tonnes attributable to poor production and large number of returnees, high food prices accentuated by trade restrictions between Sudan and South Sudan, and inter-communal conflicts.
Although the severely food insecure population did not change significantly from last year (11 percent this year versus 10 percent in 2011), the substantial increase in the moderately food insecure households from 26 percent to 37 percent is an early sign of a potentially precarious food security situation in 2012.
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