South Sudan

National Multi Hazard Early Warning Bulletin Issue 2, May - August 2017


Key Messages

  • 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

  • Hyper-inflation and high cost of living continue to be a major challenge with an overall inflation at 362 per cent and food inflation at 358 per cent per annum as at July 2017

  • According to latest report from OCHA 2 million people are internally displaced in South Sudan, while 2 million live as refugees in foreign countries; an increase of 100,000 and 500,000 respectively since March 2017.

  • Constrained humanitarian access continues to pose challenges to humanitarian assistance, thus affecting some of the most vulnerable populations.