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 - Intensified conflict in Southern Unity State and parts of Upper Nile State has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and blocked humanitarian access to areas already classified as Emergency (IPC Phase 4). Expanding conflict is also driving increased acute food insecurity outside of Greater Upper Nile. Meanwhile, deteriorating macro-economic conditions ...read more
29/07/2015
 - Highlights The unprecedented Ebola virus disease outbreak continues to impact the food security, economies and livelihoods in the three worst-hit western African countries: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In total, 27,573 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola have been reported in the three most affected countries, with 11,246 deaths as ...read more
16/07/2015
 - Some 3.8 million people were estimated to be severely food insecure by April in South Sudan – 3 million in IPC Phase 3 (Crisis) and 800 000 in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency). The situation is rapidly deteriorating as the lean season peaks in July, with up to 4.6 million people ...read more
04/06/2015
 - The struggle over natural resources, particularly pasture and water during the dry season, is a critical issue in many pastoral production areas of South Sudan and is one of the major causes of conflict between pastoral and farming communities in the country. In order to address such conflicts associated with ...read more
23/05/2015
 - While the drivers of conflict in South Sudan are numerous, conflict over natural resources, particularly competition over access to traditional grazing lands and water rights, remains a fundamental challenge to peace and stability in the country. Various approaches and strategies are required to manage and resolve conflicts depending on the ...read more
23/05/2015
 - While the drivers of conflict in South Sudan are numerous, conflict over natural resources, particularly competition over access to traditional grazing lands and water rights, remains a fundamental challenge to peace and stability in the country. Various approaches and strategies are required to manage and resolve conflicts depending on the ...read more
22/05/2015
 - Resource-based conflicts over access to traditional grazing lands and water rights in South Sudan form a fundamental challenge to peace and stability in the country. To tackle the causes of conflict, the Government of South Sudan and the international community have been investing in livestock water provision over the last ...read more
22/05/2015
 - Water harvesting (WH) projects do not depend on good engineering and technology alone. Environmental impacts and socioeconomic considerations are equally important, and need to be addressed through the entire process of development nterventions. An environmental evaluation of a widespread WH pond construction program in Ethiopia, for instance, found that little ...read more
22/05/2015
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 2 to 14 February 2015 to estimate cereal production during 2014 and assess the overall food security situation. Although there have been notable improvements relative to the first half of 2014, the food security perspectives during 2015 ...read more
06/05/2015
 - According to normal seasonal patterns, food insecurity in South Sudan hits its peak between April and July. The severity and spread of food insecurity will depend on: the scale and intensity of conflict and population displacement; timely distribution and adequate outreach of humanitarian assistance; effective functioning of food markets; obstacles ...read more
15/04/2015
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