WFP South Sudan Situation Report #223, 06 July 2018
Despite a ceasefire agreement between government and opposition forces, violence continues to frustrate a planned humanitarian response in Central Unity, with increasing fears of populations in Mayendit, Leer and Koch being a step away from famine.
WFP concluded the biometric registrations of the third phase of the Juba Urban Programme (JUP), reaching 95 percent of the planned target of 14,800 households.
The release of the June Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update has been suspended by government and stakeholders. The regular bi-annual IPC analysis is expected to be released in August 2018. WFP nonetheless continues to emphasize the alarming food insecurity levels in the country, where according to the February IPC by the end of July more than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance.
Despite a ceasefire agreement between government and opposition forces in South Sudan, violence continues to frustrate a planned humanitarian response in Central Unity.
A WFP engagement team preparing to resume activities in Mayendit, Leer and Koch counties was disrupted by a resumption of violence this week, with some of the work delayed and some assessments nullified. WFP hopes to restart activities in the following weeks if security conditions allow. Unity state has for long been of greatest concern, with populations in Leer, Mayendit and Koch counties highlighted by February’s IPC as at risk of catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance.