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Seasonal Monitor

Flooding in Southeast Upper Nile damages crops and displaces households

September 15, 2014

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
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
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.
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Key Messages

  • Green consumption in Duk County, Jonglei is ongoing but harvests are limited because of significant reductions in area planted. Nile River flooding in the Duk Padiet area is expected to affect performance of already limited crop areas. Field reports suggest that harvests may only last for two months. Consumption of green crops continues in Uror, Nyirol, and Ayod.   

  • Sorghum, maize and vegetables are performing well in Melut County, Upper Nile. Short-cycle sorghum has matured, and long-cycle sorghum is at the flowering stage. Consumption of green maize is ongoing and fresh maize is available in the local market. Farmers took advantage of the early onset of rains this season and planted twice. A second round of maize, cowpeas and vegetable crops are now at vegetative stages. 

  • Green consumption of short-cycle crops continues in Longuchuk, Maiwut, Ulang, Nasir counties in Upper Nile, and Akobo County in Jonglei. However, heavy rainfall in the Ethiopian highlands has caused flooding, damaging crops and displacing households in these areas. 

  • In Kapoeta North and South in Eastern Equatoria, persistent heavy rains have started to negatively affect sorghum which is still at the milking stage. However, pasture and water conditions are good, keeping cattle close to homesteads. Dry season livestock migration which typically starts in November/December may be delayed for one to two months.

  • Above-average rains in Lakes State over the past dekad have flooded cropped areas In Awerial County, but most of the short-cycle sorghum crops have passed the critical stage and are at maturity stage.

  • According to GFS forecasts, moderate to heavy rains are likely over South Sudan in the coming week, particularly in the western half of the country.

  

About this Report

The seasonal monitor, produced by the FEWS NET USGS regional scientist and FEWS NET Regional Technical Manager, updates rainfall totals, the impact on production, and the short-term forecast. It is produced every 20 days during the production season. Find more remote sensing information here.

 

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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