South Sudan (Rep.)

The food security outlook for 2015 is of great concern, with 2.5 million* people projected to be in Crisis or Emergency from January to March 2015, nearly half in Greater Upper Nile. Severe challenges include early depletion of household food stocks, dysfunctional markets, loss of livelihoods, and displacement – all resulting from protracted conflict.

The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) is likely to remain above emergency thresholds (GAM >15%), especially in conflict-affected states. High levels of acute malnutrition are attributed to inadequate food consumption as well as other factors including morbidity, dietary and feeding habits, and constrained health and nutrition service delivery. The availability of nutrition information, including mortality data, has improved but remains a challenge.

In the areas it has reached, humanitarian assistance has reduced the number of people in Crisis and Emergency phases. However, deliveries remain inconsistent due to logistical constraints during the rainy season, continued insecurity, and insufficient funding. There is a short window of opportunity to take action before the end of the year when nearly half of Households in Greater Upper Nile will have depleted their food stocks, and when new shocks may occur.

* in the absence of humanitarian assistance



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


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