4.4 million people facing crisis or emergency levels of acute food insecurity in October—December 2018 (IPC)
2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children (HRP)
2.96 million people assisted by WFP in September 2018
1.76 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.47 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
• WFP has completed another round of the response in Central and Southern Unity, after clashes broke out in July 2018. Part of the population was classified as Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) phase 5 (Catastrophe) for the period October—December 2018 in the projections of the report released in September 2018.
• WFP has successfully delivered 283,800 mt so far in 2018, the highest in five years, thanks to road deliveries despite abnormal rainfall, and the opening of new river corridors: Sobat and Zaraf river.
• The people of South Sudan celebrated the new peace agreement the 31 October. WFP is hopeful for the impact of an end to hostilities for those most affected by 5 years of conflict.
• WFP has conducted a rapid assessment on October 24—26 in Duk Pagaak and Duk Pajat. In both locations, food security and nutrition were reported to be very poor due to conflict, cattle raiding and child abduction. Most pressing humanitarian needs reported include food, along with medicines, water and other non food items.