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Presence Country
Key Message Update

Sudan devalues the Sudanese pound and lifts subsidies for wheat and wheat flour

January 2018

January 2018

February - May 2018

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
Food security outcomes for displaced populations would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance.FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
Food security outcomes for displaced populations would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance.FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

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
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
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
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • Ongoing harvests of the 2017/18 main agricultural season are improving household food access in most areas in Sudan, leading to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes through at least May 2018. Most IDPs in SPLM-N controlled areas of South Kordofan, and in Jebel Marra continue to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes in the harvest period. 

  • In parts of North Darfur and Kassala, poor seasonal performance led to substantial crop losses in agropastoral areas and very poor regeneration of pasture in pastoral areas. Households are likely to face difficulty meeting their basic food needs as livestock remain in dry season grazing areas and household milk availability is limited. Between now and May 2018, households are likely to face significant difficulty meeting their livelihoods protection needs and will begin to face food consumption gaps indicative of Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes.  

  • In December 2017, the Government of Sudan announced the devaluation of the Sudanese Pound from 6.7 to 18 SDG/USD, followed by the announcement in early January of the removal of subsides for wheat and wheat flour. Together, these have contributed to significant increases in prices for staple foods, including domestically produced sorghum and millet by approximately 10-20 percent since November. Prices for wheat flour and bread more than doubled on some markets in December. These changes in the macro-economic of the country are likely to result in further increases in staple food prices and reduce poor households’ ability to access food from markets.

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 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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