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Presence Country
Special Report

South Sudan Crisis Price Monitor

May 31, 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

  • Markets are destroyed and have not resumed operations in several areas of central and north-central South Sudan since the outbreak of conflict in mid-December 2013. FEWS NET believes that food availability is severely constrained in Malakal and surrounding areas, in particular.

  • Despite the signing of a cease-fire agreement between the Government and opposition forces on May 9, 2014, staple food trade flows into and within Unity State remain heavily impacted by fighting. 

  • In early May, government troops took control of Nasir, which had been under opposition control since midDecember 2013. The outbreak of conflict caused the local population (including traders) to flee. Trade flows from both Malakal and Ethiopia into Nasir (Upper Nile) are now cut off, limiting local food availability. 

  • In areas of the country not directly affected by conflict (Wau, Juba, and Aweil), staple food availability and prices remained stable in April. Food prices are nevertheless believed to have doubled since December 2013 and increased by 60 percent since February in Awerial county in Lakes State due to the high local concentration of IDPs. Food availability and access constraints will be heightened inside and outside of conflict-affected areas as physical market access deteriorates during the rainy season.

     

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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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