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WFP South Sudan Situation Report #145, 24 September 2016

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In Numbers

  • 1.61 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
  • 1,009,854 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
  • 169,418 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
  • 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)

Highlights

  • UNHAS cargo deliveries have exceeded pre-July crisis levels as agencies continue to scale up assistance to meet increased humanitarian needs.
  • Average number of South Sudanese arriving per day in Uganda exceeds 3,000.
  • Inflation levels continue to rise, now hitting 730 percent.
  • From 15-17 September, an inter-agency rapid assessment mission was conducted in three communities south/west of Wau town: Mboro, Ngo Dakala and Ngoku. The assessment found the food security situation of the population stressed, but the nutrition situation was below emergency levels. However, the population remains vulnerable to high levels of food insecurity during the upcoming dry season as a result of the communities’ reliance on wild vegetables which grow during the wetter months. Alongside malnutrition screening, High Energy Biscuits (HEB) were provided by WFP for 7,340 people.
  • UNHCR reports that the average rate of new arrivals per day from South Sudan to Uganda is 3,063, almost double the daily average in July, with the greatest proportion of new arrivals from the Equatoria region.
  • WFP’s market price monitoring report highlights inflation levels at 730 percent in South Sudan. However, prices of locally produced commodities have started to decrease in many markets in line with seasonal harvests.