WFP South Sudan Situation Report #194, 15 September 2017

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 15 Sep 2017

Highlights

  • WFP, in collaboration with FAO and other partners, has finalized data collection for the Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) which will feed into the ongoing Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis process.

  • WFP set up a SCOPE for nutrition pilot project platform in Aweil, Northern Bahr El Ghazal State.

Situation Update

  • WFP, in collaboration with FAO and other partners, has finalized data collection for the Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) which will feed into the ongoing Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis process that started last week. The IPC is an innovative tool for improving food security analysis and decision-making. It is a standardized scale that integrates food security, nutrition and livelihood information into a clear statement about the nature and severity of food insecurity and implications for strategic response.
    According to the latest IPC released in June 2017, up to 6 million people (about 50 percent of the population) are severely food insecure in June/July 2017. This is the greatest number of people ever to experience severe food insecurity in South Sudan.

  • WFP team visited Aweil from 12 to 15 September to set up a SCOPE for nutrition pilot project platform in Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. This will allow WFP and its partners to more closely track the progress of children and nursing women accessing WFP’s targeted supplementary feeding programmes.
    WFP plans to register 1.5 million people in the organization’s beneficiary and transfer management platform across South Sudan. This platform provides opportunities for strategic partnership for enhanced efficiency.

  • The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has issued a flood report which warns that the threat of floods continues to rise in South Sudan. The floods affect mainly Northern and Western Bahr el Ghazal,
    Terekeka and Maban regions. As a result, many people have been uprooted from their homes and shelters and livelihoods have been destroyed. OCHA is liaising with the Government of South Sudan and the humanitarian community to assess humanitarian needs. WFP will continue to monitor the situation carefully and work in collaboration with OCHA and other humanitarian partners to respond as needed.