South Sudan - Situation update March 2016

South Sudan - Situation update March 2016
Mar 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 relatively secure. Increasing vulnerability requires urgent support to protect agricultural assets, allowing communities to continue to produce food and gain income.
  • Supporting food security information, analysis and coordination is critical to inform decision-making for food security and livelihood responses. As the conflict in South Sudan is now entering its third year, accurate and comprehensive data is vital to programming as the situation evolves on the ground.