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South Sudan Crisis Price Monitor

  • Food Security Outlook Update
  • South Sudan
  • April 2014
South Sudan Crisis Price Monitor

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  • Key Messages
  • Preface
  • Summary

  • Preface
    FEWS NET resumed operations in South Sudan in April 2014 and will continue to post periodic updates while the crisis is ongoing.
    Key Messages
    • Markets are destroyed and have not resumed operations in several areas of central and north-central South Sudan since outbreak of conflict in December and January. FEWS NET believes that food availability is severely constrained in Malakal, and that trade remains heavily disrupted along several trade corridors including the route between Rumbek and Bentiu, the roads linking the Ethiopian border areas (Nassir) with Malakal, and river transport between Bor and Malakal.
    • Food availability and access constraints will be heightened in conflict-affected areas and as market access deteriorates during the rainy season.
    • Market activities in Bor and Bentiu markets resumed in late March/early April, although the number of traders and quantity traded is currently estimated at less than 50 percent of the early-December levels.
    • In Wau and Juba, maize supplies are available from Uganda and prices remain stable. Trade flows from Sudan are increasing though at low volumes and erratic. Grain imports from Sudan and ample availability of relief commodities contributed to food availability and stable prices in Aweil in March. Prices are expected to increase moderately over the lean season in areas where markets unaffected by the conflict are functioning, but will not exceed 2012 levels.

    Summary
    FEWS NET resumed operations in South Sudan in April 2014 and will continue to post periodic updates while the crisis is ongoing.

    This Food Security Outlook Update provides an analysis of current acute food insecurity conditions and any changes to FEWS NET's latest projection of acute food insecurity outcomes in the specified geography over the next six months. Learn more here.

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