Funding constraints force the suspension of milling voucher programme for refugees. The suspension has affected over 200,000 refugees in Yida, Ajuong Thok, and Maban camps. WFP urgently needs USD5.5 million to reinstate the programme through to end 2015. The milling voucher programme has been effective in reducing the need for beneficiaries to exchange food rations for milling services.
The Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) exercise is progressing well with data collection due to be completed in early April. Meanwhile, WFP has released the South Sudan market bulletin for the month of February which highlighted a precarious food security situation resulting from the depressed economy characterised by rising inflation and shortage of foreign currencies for transactions.
Preparations for the development of national guidelines for the Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition are underway. The guidelines will be based on best practices and lessons learned within the South Sudan context and adhere to WHO recommendations. Already, the Ministry of Health, WFP and UNICEF have jointly finalised a set of Terms of Reference for the recruitment of consultants who will help to ensure a continuum of nutrition services for severe acute malnutrition and moderate acute malnutrition.