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South Sudan | Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 to protect the food security and livelihoods of vulnerable households in urban centres

Mar 2022

The Governments of Canada and Denmark and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to support vulnerable South Sudanese whose livelihoods were disrupted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19 has added a heavy burden on a country that relies heavily on imports of basic food items from neighbouring countries, making South Sudan's economy extremely vulnerable to economic shocks. After the closure of the borders with the Sudan and Uganda, prices of imported food and commodities at local markets skyrocketed while availability diminished. The pandemic further highlighted the vulnerability of urban populations, especially families headed by women.

The Governments of Canada and Denmark are enabling FAO to provide food and livelihood support to city dwellers affected by market shocks during the pandemic.

Author: FAO

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