South Sudan

South Sudan

Read more about FAO in emergencies and the crisis in South SudanSouth Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as more than 6 million people – just under 60 percent of the country’s population – are severely food insecure, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis. The outlook for the remainder of 2019 is far from promising.

While famine has been contained since it was declared in some areas of Unity state in February 2017, the IPC warns that the situation remains critical and the risk of famine persists, especially in isolated areas where conflict and other factors can quickly and dramatically increase. Some 1.7 million people are estimated to be in the Emergency level (IPC Phase 4) of food insecurity, and 47 000 at the Catastrophe level (IPC Phase 5).

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