South Sudan

Republic of South Sudan: Projected Acute Food Insecurity Situation Overview Dec 2011 - Mar 2012


The projected trend of the food insecurity situation in the Republic of South Sudan is expected to deteriorate in almost half of the country with the states bordering Sudan and some counties in Upper Nile and Jonglei slipping to phase four (Emergency) with 14% of the population in dire need of food assistance. While the Western flood plains, Nile Sobat corridor, parts of the iron stone plateau and the pastoral livelihoods zone are expected to be in crises with 14% of the population struggling to cope.

The under listed factors are the contributing agents to the deteriorating food insecurity situation in the country:

  • Continuous conflicts in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States of Sudan has spillover effect to the neighboring states of South Sudan

  • Civil conflicts particularly in Upper Nile and Jonglei States

  • Heavy dependence of the states along the border with Sudan on trade and commodity flow

  • Floods in Fangak and previous attacks from renegade George Ator has contributed to the worsening situation

  • Early onset of the hunger gap