WFP South Sudan Situation Report #217, 13 April 2018

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 13 Apr 2018

Highlights

  • WFP and FAO joined South Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at the launch of the 2018 main agricultural season in Yambio on 4 April, highlighting the importance of the planting season in improving the food security situation in South Sudan.

  • In the first quarter of 2018 , WFP estimates it distributed 60,000mt of food and USD 3 million to over 2.5 million unique beneficiaries in South Sudan.

Situation Update

  • On 11 April, WFP joined the technical committee on school feeding, led by the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), as they met for the first time. It is the first step of the action plan developed following the Stakeholder Consultative Workshop in March 2018.

  • WFP, UNICEF and the Health Pooled Fund (HPF) are cofunding a training on Nutrition in Emergency (NiE). In an environment of high staff turnover such as South Sudan, this training will help in standardizing the understanding and implementation of the key elements of nutrition in emergency (preparedness and response, needs assessment, strategic planning, resource mobilization, as well as review and monitoring) . The first of two rounds took place from 10 to 13 of April. Overall, the training will build the capacity of 120 staff from WFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, Ministry of Health and Cooperating Partners.