Presence Country
June 2014
Key Messages
  • National and regional forecasts suggest the increased likelihood of El Niño, usually associated with average to below-average June to September rains in Sudan. Poor rainfall performance and a second consecutive bad main harvest will likely result in worsening food insecurity through December, when conditions typically improve with harvests. In this case, the number and severity of the food insecure population in Sudan could increase considerably in 2015.

  • Prices of staple foods in May remain at record-high levels in most markets monitored by FEWS NET in Sudan. Current sorghum prices are on average 73 percent higher than last year and 135 percent above the five-year average. Cereal prices are likely to increase by an additional 10 to 15 percent through September. Rising staple food prices will continue to reduce the ability of poor households to access the minimum food required for survival.

  • As of June, 5 to 5.3 million people in Sudan are food insecure. Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4) food insecurity is likely to persist among internally displaced persons (IDPs) and poor host communities in SPLM-N controlled areas of South Kordofan. At least 25 percent of IDPs in SPLM-N controlled areas of Blue Nile State and pockets of populations without food assistance in Darfur are likely to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through September.

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