South Sudan Continues to Face Catastrophe
|Post date||Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 09:42|
The food security situation continues to be hampered and deteriorating due to prolonged conflict, displacement, humanitarian access constraints, climatic shocks and macro-economic instability. As for October to December 2017, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance (IPC phase 3 and above) are expected to drop to 4.8 million (45% of the total population. However, this figure includes a doubled number of people classified in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) compared to the same time last year, and 25,000 people still experiencing catastrophic conditions and extreme food gaps.
By January-March 2018, 5.1 million (48% of the total population) people are estimated to continue to facing acute food insecurity, with 20,000 people in Humanitarian Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).
For more information, please see: ipcglobalalert.wixsite.com/southsudan-sept2017