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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 - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It ...read more
18/07/2019
 - Livestock is critically important within South Sudanese society. The sector is an important source of income and food, cattle ownership bestows social status and prestige, cattle ...read more
12/07/2019
 - Livestock is critically important within South Sudanese society. The sector is an important source of income and food, cattle ownership bestows social status and prestige, cattle ...read more
11/07/2019
 - Aren Ngong Gak, a 33-year-old mother of eight, lives in the conflict-affected former Jonglei State of South Sudan. Aren and her family of eleven are entirely ...read more
10/07/2019
 - With the funding from USAID, FAO is implementing “Sustainable Agriculture for Economic Resiliency” project in four areas of South Sudan, namely Jonglei, Northern Bahr El Ghazal ...read more
01/07/2019
 - The complete series of IPC maps of South Sudan since 2014 after the beginning of the conflict. Check the list of IPC maps of the country. ...read more
14/06/2019
 - IPC acute food insecurity situation overview in South Sudan since 2014. Click on the pies for more details and check the list of IPC maps of ...read more
14/06/2019
 - IPC acute food insecurity situation overview in South Sudan from 01/05 to 31/07/2019. Click on the Counties for more details.
14/06/2019
 - The number of people facing a critical lack of food in South Sudan is the highest ever, three United Nations agencies warned today. According to the Integrated ...read more
14/06/2019
 - Adut Akuei used to go every evening to the hospital to visit little Akol Akot, her three-year old granddaughter, who was seriously malnourished. Adut and her ...read more
03/06/2019