East Africa Food Security Outlook July to December 2013
Heightened conflict in Sudan and South Sudan is likely to increase food insecurity
• Food security outcomes are likely to improve in many areas fromJuly to December even as 12.1 million people remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2), Crisis (IPC Phase 3), or Emergency (IPC Phase 4) in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, and Uganda.
• Although food security outcomes are anticipated to improve from October through December in parts of Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania due to favorable production from July to September, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) islikely to persist through Decemberin parts of Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Emergency (IPC Phase 4) will continue in Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North- (SPLM-N-) controlled areas of South Kordofan from July to September.
• Conflict in parts of South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and South Darfur States in Sudan, Jonglei, and Warrap in South Sudan, and parts of southern Somalia will continue to drive acute food insecurity among poor households through December.