Sudán del Sur

Sudán del Sur

Read more about FAO in emergencies and the crisis in South Sudan

South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity by May this year, as 6.5 million people – 55 percent of the country’s population – could face severe acute food insecurity, according to the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis.

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.

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