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Presence Country
Special Report

South Sudan Crisis Price Monitor

December 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.

Key Messages

  • The ongoing domestic conflict continued to disrupt both domestic and cross-border trade in South Sudan in November and early December (Figure 1). The contributed to continued scarcity of staple foods and exceptionally high prices in the conflict-affected areas of Unity, Jonglei, and Upper Nile States.

  • In Upper Nile State, food availability improved in some areas in November with supplies from the October-to-January harvests and increasing imports from Sudan. Prices declined in November following a period of high and erratic prices between January and September.

  • In Unity State, market activities resumed in many areas as traders continued to adapt to marketing system conditions. More diverse foodstuff are available on many markets compared to earlier in the year. However staple food commodities are still scarce and prices remain high.

  • In Jonglei State, food availability remains limited in many areas. The October-to-January harvest is below-average in conflict-affected northern areas of the state due to the effects of conflict on planting and the effects of flooding . Although below-average, ongoing harvests are contributing to improving localized food availability.

  • Outside of the directly conflict-affected areas staple food availability continues to improve with the ongoing above-

     

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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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