WFP South Sudan Situation Report #159, 14 January 2017

from World Food Programme
Published on 14 Jan 2017

In Numbers

1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1,291,294 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

212,071 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

4.6 million people projected to require food assistance from January—April 2017 (WFP estimate)


  • Fighting and insecurity continue to displace thousands of South Sudanese.

  • WFP and partners concluded emergency food distributions for 505,000 people in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, providing household rations and nutrition support for severely food insecure households.

Situation Update

  • Ongoing fighting in the Equatorias region continues to displace families and force out-migration. Following a significant reduction in new arrivals per day in Uganda in late 2016, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in Uganda has again increased, averaging 1,140 per day (UNHCR, 12 Jan).

  • Food and nutrition security data collection is being finalized in field locations for the Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS). The FSNMS will provide a component of the data use for the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update which will offer a holistic overview of the food security and nutrition situation in South Sudan. IPC workshops will be held at state level in the coming week, followed by a national level workshop in late January.