South Sudan

WFP South Sudan Situation Report #117, 4 March 2016

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In Numbers

1.69 million internally displaced people (OCHA estimates)

640,034 people displaced outside of South Sudan (UNHCR estimates)

181,536 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS estimates)

2.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, January to March 2016)

Highlights

  • WFP, FAO, and UNICEF develop an integrated plan in response to the country’s pressing economic decline.

  • Life-saving food and nutrition assistance reaches 46,000 IDPs in Malakal following recent violence in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site.

WFP’s Activities

  • Following a joint analysis together with FAO and UNICEF, the three UN agencies have developed a response plan focusing on the urban poor in Juba. Analysis show, for example, that that minimum expenditure food basket has reached an all time high (SSP5,157) that is nearly five-fold of last year’s figure. The integrated humanitarian response plan aims to mitigate the impact of the economic decline. WFP, FAO, and UNICEF will target 125,000 of the most vulnerable beneficiaries and jointly address food security, nutrition, urban livelihoods, water and sanitation needs. US$21.2 million is urgently required for the six-month pilot phase.

  • Peaceful distributions of GFD food baskets and nutrition commodities have concluded in the Malakal PoC as well as Malakal town, where some of the IDPs have fled following recent violence. In Malakal town, the successful distributions commenced only after agreement with local authorities on humanitarian space, protection, and targeted beneficiaries, and the use of UNMISS Force Protection and UNMAS clearance