Country

South Sudan (Rep.)

As of 10 April, Cluster Partners had reached about 554,050 people under the emergency operation. Food assistance has also been provided to 534,290 other food-insecure people, including refugees and displaced people in areas not directly affected by violence.

One aircraft was tasked with airdrops in Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity States. Airdrops were conducted in Akobo, Jonglei State; Mayendit in Unity State and Kodok and Maban in Upper Nile State.

Working with national authorities, the Cluster conducted Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) surveys in the seven states where there are no active hostilities. A preliminary analysis has been completed and shared with partners. Emergency Food Security Assessments (EFSAs) have been conducted in 20 locations within Jonglei, Upper Nile, and Unity states, and the final report should be finalized by 22 April.

The Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) workshop is scheduled to take place from 23 to 30 April and the IPC map is expected to be produced by the first week of May.

The response is facing significant logistical constraints, and procurement delays mean that supplies that can be moved overland now will have to be airlifted as the rains continue to close roads. Markets throughout the country are facing significant challenges, which is further worsening the food security situation. While markets are slowly becoming operational in conflict-affected areas, they are still experiencing fragmentation and a lack of market and storage facilities, which is causing severe inflation.

Source: OCHA South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 31 (as of 10 April 2014)        

Info

  • Capital - Juba
  • Time Zone - GMT UTC/GMT +3
  • Currency - South Sudan Pound (SSP)

Highlights

The Food Security Cluster has weekly meetings every Thursday at 11.00 at OCHA