WFP will be supporting 700,000 people who have been affected by flooding in 36 counties, predominantly in White Nile bordering states, but also in Warrap and Western Equatoria States. This reflects 580,000 additional beneficiaries to WFP’s ongoing programme, who can receive fifty percent rations.
Reduced rations are a persistent characteristic of the South Sudan food and nutrition programme because of resource constraints. Under normal circumstances, households supplement reduced rations with food they cultivate. However, this year’s widespread destruction, just before the annual harvest period, has washed away fields and killed livestock, worsening an already fragile situation.
6.48 million people facing acute food insecurity from May to July 2020 (IPC)
1.7 million acutely malnourished women and children (IPC)
1.32 million people assisted by WFP in July 2020 1.47 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.2 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)