Thus far in 2014, WFP has reached a total of around 758,400 people with food assistance: 335,700 through Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations (PRRO) and 422,700 through the emergency operations (EMOP).
FAO South Sudan and ZOA signed a three-month agreement to carry out FAO emergency livelihoods kit distributions to 20,783 households in Jonglei and Central Equatoria States. Specifically, the kits include assorted vegetable seeds, hand tools and equipment and fishing gear. The providers will distribute the kits and provide technical training on agriculture and fisheries to targeted households.
Veterinary inputs consisting of PPR vaccine, drugs and veterinary equipment were delivered to Torit and handed over to the State Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries. FAO has also installed two new solar refrigerators in Torit in order to enable prepositioning of vaccines for the region.
The cluster plans to assist 3.2 million people by June 2014. Assistance needs to be targeted in particular towards displaced people who have not been absorbed by host communities, and who are congregating in rural areas. Assistance is also needed for the host communities receiving displaced communities.
The crisis has increased insecurity along commercial supply corridors causing private sector actors to flee the country, market fragmentation, and food and fuel price inflation making availability and affordability a challenge. Access constraints, including insecurity, require a flexible approach to delivering assistance, focusing on rapid distributions and pre-positioning in strategic but accessible hubs.