Border insecurity restricts traditional livestock migration
- Insecure conditions along the border have blocked seasonal migration of cattle owned by the Messeriya and Rezeighat tribes of South Kordofan and East Darfur into South Sudan, which could lead to increased livestock mortality.
- Discussions between Sudan and South Sudan in late January failed to bring progress toward implementing security and economic agreements, escalating the risk of insecurity in border areas, particularly in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
- Due to the good 2012/13 harvest, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity is foreseen through June 2013 for areas not affected by conflict. However, Stressed and Crisis (IPC Phases 2 and 3) acute food insecurity is likely to persist through at least June in conflict-affected areas of South Kordofan, Blue Nile, Abyei, and Darfur.