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South Sudan Crisis Price Monitor

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

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • Markets remain severely disrupted in Unity, Upper, Nile, and Jonglei State following the outbreak of conflict since mid-December 2013 (Figure 1). However, the intensity of the conflict in South Sudan continued to abate through June enabling some markets to restart or increase operations in the conflict-affected States including Mirmir in Koch County (Unity State), Bor (Jonglei), and the emergence of a new market near UNMISS Protection of Civilian site (PoC) in Malakal (Upper Nile). 

    • In conflict-affected areas where market activities are ongoing foods are scarce and prices are exceptionally high (75 to 150 percent above their respective 2013 levels in some areas). Trade volumes are also atypically low (70 percent lower than the pre-conflict period in Bor) for the May-to-August lean season when many households typically increase market purchases.

    • Outside of directly conflict-affected areas, sorghum and maize prices started to resume their seasonal trends after remaining atypically stable from February to May. Food availability is adequate in surplus-producing areas in Western Equatoria and parts of Central Equatoria from the previous season harvest, imports from regional markets (at low levels), and low demand from conflict-affected States.

       

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