WFP South Sudan Situation Report #253, 10 September 2019

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 10 Sep 2019 View Original

In Numbers

6.96 million people facing acute food insecurity from May to July 2019 (IPC)

2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children(HRP)

2.87 million people assisted by WFP in July 2019

1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

2.31 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

184,794 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

• WFP and FAO have signed an agreement for FAO to use SCOPE ,a cloud based beneficiary platform, to register people and manage transfers.

• WFP, UNICEF, the Wau Urban Water Corporation and Oxfam embarked on a new AFDB funded partnership aimed at delivering safe drinking water in Wau and Bor towns .

• The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) update is currently being finalised. The report will inform the country’s humanitarian response as well as the medium and long term planning.

Situation Update

• Although South Sudan’s food security situation has slightly improved following the end of the peak hunger period, which is typically between July and August - when nearly 7 million people required food assistance - the majority of the vulnerable households are still struggling to meet their food requirements.

• The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, composed of multiple partners and the Government is ongoing. Once finalized, the report will provide analysis of food insecurity and acute malnutrition situations, including the number of people in need and their geographical locations as well as inform emergency responses and the medium and long-term policy and programming.