South Sudan - Crisis Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

Report
from US Agency for International Development
Published on 06 Nov 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USUN Ambassador visits Juba, meets with key stakeholders, advocates for peace

  • WFP reaches 4.6 million people with food assistance to date in 2017

  • IPC Technical Working Group reports Famine risks will persist during 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • On November 6, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Technical Working Group reported that food security in South Sudan is expected to improve slightly through December. Beginning in January 2018, however, food security will likely deteriorate, and Famine—IPC 5—levels of acute food insecurity remain possible during 2018 due in part to widespread insecurity and humanitarian access constraints.5

  • USAID partners continue to respond to the acute needs of conflict-affected populations across South Sudan. Recent floods in Jonglei State displaced more than 70,000 people and exacerbated humanitarian needs. Relief organizations, including USAID partners, are supporting emergency interventions for people affected by both conflict and floods.