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 - 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
 - Key points: In Greater Equatoria, production prospects for first season crops to be harvested in August/September are mixed, due to dry weather conditions affecting several areas. Planted area severely reduced in most conflict-affected counties due to worsening security conditions and massive displacement.  
31/07/2015
 - 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 in South Sudan is also driving increased acute food insecurity outside of Greater Upper Nile. Meanwhile, deteriorating ...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
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