South Sudan

WFP South Sudan Situation Report #165 , 27 February 2017

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In Numbers

1.89 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
1.5 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
223,926 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
4.9 million people facing severe food insecurity from Feb-April 2017 (IPC, Feb. 2017)

Highlights

  • Latest IPC update warns that as many as 5.5 million people—about half the population—could face severe food insecurity over the coming months.

  • WFP mobile teams deployed to Leer County to deliver lifesaving assistance to populations facing famine conditions.

  • WFP and World Vision commenced disbursement of cash to participants in the Juba urban response.