An estimated 6 million people—representing approximately 51 percent of South Sudan’s total population of 11.7 million—may face Crisis (IPC 3) or worse levels of acute food insecurity and require urgent food assistance between February and April, according to the most recent IPC analysis.*  A projected 6.5 million people will likely face similar levels of acute food insecurity at the peak of the lean season from May to June—the period when food is most scarce—representing a slight improvement compared to the estimated 6.9 million people in similar levels of acute food insecurity during the 2019 lean season.

Many vulnerable families in South Sudan continue to depend on food assistance to meet their basic needs.  Key drivers of the high levels of acute food insecurity in the country include the negative effects of flooding and violence on livelihood activities, poor macroeconomic conditions, cereal production shortages, below-average access to livestock products, and elevated food prices, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) reports.  FEWS NET warns that a risk of Famine (IPC 5) remains in South Sudan if a rise in conflict prevents people from moving to look for food or prevents relief actors from delivering food assistance for a prolonged period.  Households who did not harvest or do not own livestock are also at risk of Famine, according to FEWS NET.

We have partnered with the World Food Programme(WFP) to support XXXX households in Mayendit and Koch counties with General Food Distribution(GFD). The food basket(pic) contains 27kg of cereals, 4.5kg pulses,2.7kg vegetable oil, and 0.4 kg of salt. This food ratio caters to upto 5 family members , and is given every fortnight.

In partnership with WFP and funding from the Canadian Government, we are implementing a Food For Assets(FAA) project in Koch , Guit and Panjiyar Counties in Unity State, targeting 700 households as direct beneficiaries and 4200 indirect beneficiaries. The project activities include: Crop cultivation, fish pond farming, construction of bridges and dikes, and capacity building training  on modern agronomy.

Households are allocated a fedan(60*70) piece of land, and with guidance from the county department of agriculture beneficiaries are given seedlings ranging from maize, kales, tomatoes, onions , beans, sorghum. These food items are aimed at substitution food received from GFD, and as a sustainable food security pathway