South Sudan - Annual Needs and Livelihoods Analysis 2012/2013, March 2013
According the report some 4.1 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity in South Sudan; 10 percent (about 1 million) are severely food insecure and 30 percent (3.1 million) are moderately food insecure. An overall marginal improvement in food security is attributed largely to increased food access and improved livelihood coping strategies. Nutrition surveys in 2012 shows poor nutrition situation in South Sudan in all states (except Western Equatoria State), having global acute malnutrition rates ranging from 17.5 percent to 30.2 percent, above the WHO emergency threshold. The report highlights the structural and transient factors underpinning the food security and livelihood situation and highlights some programmatic considerations in tackling these issues. It also articulates the government plans and priorities in addressing food insecurity and achieve livelihood improvement.