27 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.
29 February 2012
The Annual Needs and Livelihoods Analysis 2011/12 report marks the first edition since South Sudan’s independence. Close to 4.7 million people are at risk of food insecurity, of whom approximately 1 million are estimated to be severely food insecure due to a convergence of three main factors: a cereal deficit of 473,000 tonnes attributable to poor production and large number of returnees, high food prices accentuated by trade restrictions between Sudan and South Sudan, and inter-communal conflicts.
Although the severely food insecure population did not change significantly from last year (11 percent this year versus 10 percent in 2011), the substantial increase in the moderately food insecure households from 26 percent to 37 percent is an early sign of a potentially precarious food security situation in 2012.
31 May 2011
The main objective of the inter‐agency assessment for the LRA IDPs in six Counties of Western Equatoria State (WES) was to assess their food security status and possible needs which can be used to formulate an exit strategy for IDPs who have continuously been assisted for even up to 3 years. The interagency assessment was conducted from 19‐31 May 2011 by a team led by WFP. Other partners were UNOCHA, RSCO, IOM, UNICEF, UNHCR, FAO, CAFOD, WVI, INTERSOS and SSRRC. At least 300 IDPs were interviewed through focus group interviews in Tambura, Ezo, Nzara, Maridi, Yambio, and Ibba Counties.
31 January 2011
The findings of the 2010/11 Annual Needs and Livelihood Analysis (ANLA) indicate an improvement in food security compared to 2009. About 9.7% of the population will be severely food insecure compared to 21% in 2009. The severely food insecure segment of the population is generally unable to meet the food and non-food needs from April onwards; the moderately food insecure segment is generally able to meet their food needs unless there is a major shock and is estimated at 26% compared to 32% in 2009.
This ANLA is based on the food security monitoring conducted in October 2010 covering 1831 households in 8 out of 10 states. Data from secondary sources were reviewed, analyzed and integrated by the Annual Needs and Livelihood Analysis Technical Group.