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 - Key messages Insecurity in Wau County is preventing farmers from preparing their lands in time for the coming rainy season. Without urgent support to increase access to necessary inputs, farmers and herders will remain extremely vulnerable to the devastating and compounding effects of conflict, climatic shocks and economic crisis. Soaring food prices, rapidly ...read more
18/04/2016
 - Highlights With a projected population of about 11.8 million people in mid-2016, the overall cereal deficit in January-December 2016 marketing year is estimated at about 380 000 tonnes, over 130 000 tonnes (54 percent) more than the deficit estimated for 2015. In late 2015, 49 percent of South Sudan’s population was food ...read more
07/04/2016
 - Key messages Without urgent support to increase access to necessary inputs, farmers and herders will remain extremely vulnerable to the devastating and compounding effects of conflict, climatic shocks and economic crisis. Soaring food prices, rapidly depleting food supplies and a likely protracted lean season are impacting families in areas that have been ...read more
18/03/2016
 - South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity since independence owing to conflict, high food prices, market disruptions and an escalating economic crisis. Some 2.8 million people (IPC Phases 3, 4 and 5) are facing severe food and nutrition insecurity with the majority located in Unity, Upper Nile and ...read more
11/02/2016
 - In 2015, volatile security conditions and increasing access constraints posed considerable challenges to the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihoods Response Programme (ELRP). Despite the increasing complexity and deepening impact of the crisis, FAO has achieved remarkable results and built on valuable experiences. By continually adapting its strategy to ...read more
16/12/2015
 - As the crisis in South Sudan enters its third year, FAO remains committed to its pledge to “stay and deliver”. Despite ongoing insecurity and in response to other logistical constraints, FAO in South Sudan has been employing innovative solutions in 2015 to deliver critical and urgent humanitarian assistance – including ...read more
16/12/2015
 - Sustainable peace and unhindered humanitarian access remain key to ensuring the food security, nutrition and resilience of the people of South Sudan. Although crop harvesting is underway, the long-term effects of conflict, coupled with high food prices, erratic rainfall during the planting season in some areas, reduced livelihood options and ...read more
30/11/2015
 - The Peace Agreement has been signed, but its impact on the conflict and economic situation is difficult to foresee. Displaced populations in southern Unity State remain cut-off from humanitarian assistance, while other areas of South Sudan have seen heightened tensions in recent weeks. Deteriorating macro-economic conditions have driven a sharp ...read more
14/09/2015
 - The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) leads global efforts to end hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. In South Sudan, this entails closely linking short-term crisis response activities with longer-term development actions with the goal of helping millions of South Sudanese farmers, fishers and livestock owners to build resilient livelihoods. FAO’s support ...read more
18/08/2015
 - The livestock crisis continues to deepen and spread in South Sudan. Last December, FAO warned of a “silent emergency” as the ongoing conflict and instability undermined the livelihoods of the country’s agropastoral communities. Today, continued massive displacement and recurrent insecurity, disrupted markets, reduced trade, soaring food prices and a widespread ...read more
17/08/2015
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