South Sudan - Executive brief 29 August 2014

South Sudan - Executive brief 29 August 2014
Sep 2014

FAO's response

Funds received to-date have enabled FAO to provide over 1.5 million people with vital crop, vegetable, fishing and animal health kits. In the coming months, FAO plans to continue distributing fishing kits to ensure year-round access to fish, focusing on reducing post-harvest losses and implementing appropriate measures to avoid harm to the fish stock. Given high levels of malnutrition, FAO will also continue providing vegetable and fishing kits throughout the year to improve dietary diversification.

Livestock interventions, including disease surveillance, vaccination and treatment, will continue into the dry season during cattle migrations to reduce vulnerability to disease outbreaks.

Funds are urgently required to continue support for 2014 and begin prepositioning inputs for the 2015 agricultural season to avoid a further deterioration in food security.