The impact of long-term support to IDPs in South Sudan

Jul 2014

In addition to providing rapid, portable emergency livelihood support designed to help large numbers of people increase food availability, in South Sudan FAO has continued to deliver on its development programmes, boosting food production for enhanced resilience in less conflict-affected areas of the country.

This dual track approach is working to enhance food production and contribute to food and nutrition security. The crisis in South Sudan continues to deteriorate and the country faces a worsening humanitarian situation and looming food security disaster. Since the outbreak of the crisis, FAO has been distributing emergency livelihood kits made up of crop and vegetable seeds, no-harm tools, fishing hooks, twines and nets in addition to livestock health support including veterinary supplies. These emergency livelihood kits have benefitted the most conflict-affected populations in South Sudan.

To date, FAO has secured funds to support 1.3 million people affected by the current crisis. However, much more is needed; only 48% of the USD 108 million FAO appeal in the revised South Sudan Crisis Response Plan has been funded. Additional funds are urgently needed to bring the total assisted number of people FAO can support to 3.3 million.