South Sudan - Situation update August/September 2015

South Sudan - Situation update August/September 2015
Sep 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 spike in fuel and staple food prices, further limiting food access and constraining humanitarian operations.

Localized dry spells are affecting crop development and the climate outlook suggests likely dry conditions in critical agricultural areas of Greater Bahr el-Ghazal. Shortages of basic commodities and increased operating costs related to the depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound further constrain humanitarian operations at a time when conflict and the rainy season are already limiting access to many of the worst-affected areas.