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South Sudan Crisis Price Monitor

  • Special Report
  • South Sudan
  • December 30, 2014
South Sudan Crisis Price Monitor

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  • Key Messages
  • 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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