South Sudan - Situation report 20 July 2016

South Sudan - Situation report 20 July 2016
Jul 2016

Key messages

  • Recent violence is expected to exacerbate already unprecedented levels of malnutrition and food insecurity in Juba and across South Sudan. The latest IPC projection of 4.8 million people facing severe food insecurity is anticipated to rise, with some areas facing hunger crises.
  • Information collection and analysis on the deteriorating food security situation is critical to inform humanitarian response to the latest crisis and ensure that hardest hit populations receive urgent support. Accurate and comprehensive data is vital to programming as the situation evolves on the ground.
  • Violence in Juba and other areas has disrupted the food supply to markets and led to new displacements. With harvest and preparations for second season in the ‘green belt’ due in August/September, it is critical that the situation stabilizes.
  • Despite the loss of critical supplies that were destined for vulnerable households, FAO has already identified some stocks to continue providing emergency livelihood kits for a rapid response campaign.