South Sudan - Situation report 31 January 2017

South Sudan - Situation report 31 January 2017
Jan 2017

Highlights

  • In 2017, the food security situation in South Sudan is expected to deteriorate to unprecedented levels – the risk of famine is real for thousands of people in conflict-affected communities and in structurally food deficit areas, against a background of widespread market failure.
  • FAO is seeking USD 61 million under the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan for South Sudan. Of this, FAO is urgently seeking USD 20 million by the end of February to procure/pre-position crop kits, and a further USD 20 million by March to ensure timely distribution of the kits.
  • Livelihood support is critical for the most vulnerable populations to prevent asset depletion or reduce their adoption of negative coping mechanisms and reduce the number of people relying on food assistance for their survival in 2017.