Country

South Sudan (Rep.)

In June over 1.3 million beneficiaries were reached by food assistance while emergency livelihood support was provide to 1.5 million people. (Note: the figure for livelihood support is cumulative  since the beginning of the year.) 

Mobile teams continue to conduct their registrations and distributions in field. Adok was completed with 54,000 beneficiaries. In Ganyiel (52,000), distributions are on-going with registration continuing in Gorwei and Kodok. Distributions are also taking place in Duk Padiet (2,600), though a lower than expected number of registrations due to security tensions in the area. Upcoming priorities include Mogok, Makak, New Fangak, and Pigi.

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

  • Six emergency distribution teams were deployed to the field undertaking food distributions in Jonglei at the end of August: (Walgak and Pochalla), Upper Nile (Waushuluk and Kechkon) and Unity (Mayendit and Ngop). Deployments are being planned for other locations.
  •  Over the past week, secondary distribution of 25,000 crop kits have started in Central Equatoria (Juba, Yei) and Western Equatoria (Maridi,  Nagero, Nzara, Yambio)
  •  1000 fishing kits were released to partners in Lakes
  • Area Food Security and Livelihood Cluster coordination meeting was revitalized in Abyei. Eight partners participated, including the Government counterparts mainly the State /Abyei Region RRC and the Director of Agriculture, animal Resources and Fisheries. Partners have made significant progress this year in reaching their targeted beneficiaries for both food assistance and livelihoods activities. Key livelihood activities are mainly early recovery intervention activities using various cash transfer approaches.
    (As of 28 August)