South Sudan

Presence Country
November 2016

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Se estima que seria al menos una fase peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurida d Alimentaria Aguda

Países presenciales:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3: Crisis
4: Emergencia
5: Hambruna
Países de monitoreo remoto:
1: Minimo
2: Acentuada
3+: Crisis o peor
Se estima que seria al menos una fase
peor sin ayuda humanitaria actual o programada

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Phase d'Insécurité Alimentaire Aiguë

Pays de présence:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Urgence
5: Famine
Pays suivis à distance:
1: Minimale
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pire
Serait probablement pire, au moins une phase, sans
l'assistance humanitaire en cours ou programmée

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad

IPC 2.0 Fase de Insegurança Alimentar Aguda Baseado

Países com presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3: Crise
4: Emergência
5: Fome
Países sem presença:
1: Minima
2: Stress
3+: Crise ou pior
Poderia ser pior sem a assistência
humanitária em vigor ou programad
Key Messages
  • The number of internally displaced persons reached 1.8 million in mid-November, with the majority of new displacements in Greater Equatoria, Unity, and Western Bahr el Ghazal. In Unity State, an estimated 15,000 newly displaced persons arrived in southern Mayendit between mid-September and mid-October. The evacuation of aid workers in November from southern and central Unity, prompted by fighting between armed forces, has further reduced assistance to those displaced. With limited assistance and minimal harvests, displaced persons are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) outcomes. Some could exhaust the capacity to cope during the atypical February to July lean season and be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5). 

  • In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, staple food prices have declined to levels seen preceding the July 2016 price spike. With the ongoing harvest and humanitarian assistance, Crisis (IPC Phase 3!) outcomes persist. However, both ongoing crop assessments and an analysis of high resolution imagery of sentinel sites indicate the harvest will be below average. In the absence of humanitarian assistance, during the atypically long February to July lean season, some households may exhaust the capacity to cope and be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).

  • Staple food prices remain atypically high and volatile and the annual inflation rate has risen over 800 percent since October 2015. In Malakal, the price of sorghum increased significantly between September and October, reaching 45 SSP/kg, as fighting near Melut restricted trade flows. Domestic trade flows are likely to remain low and erratic due to ongoing conflict, fuel shortages in late November, and macroeconomic instability. Prices are expected to be highest between February and May, when domestic stocks are exhausted. 

  • In November, humanitarian assistance reached an estimated 52,000 internally displaced persons in Yei Town, 6,000 people in Mayendit, and 3,800 people in Guit. However, ongoing conflict and access challenges have limited the delivery of assistance from July through November to several counties of Greater Equatoria, Western Bahr el Ghazal, and Unity. 

  • Since the cholera outbreak began in June, 3,145 cases and 44 fatalities have been reported. The majority of cases were in Duk, Fangak, Canal, Leer, and Rubkona. Of major concern are Leer and Rubkona where health and nutrition services have further declined following the evacuation of many humanitarian workers. Increased malnutrition and mortality are likely throughout the outlook period in central and southern Unity due to the combined effect of food shortages and increased morbidity.

Livelihoods

Livelihoods Zone Narrative

Livelihood Zone Map
Seasonal Monitoring Calendar

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 35 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.