South Sudan (Rep.)

South Sudan (Rep.)

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Capital Juba

In 2017, food security in South Sudan is likely to deteriorate to unprecedented levels, with thousands of people at risk of famine. At the height of the lean season in July 2016, some 4.8 million people were estimated to be severely food insecure. In the last quarter of 2016 and following the harvest, partners estimated that some 3.7 million people were food insecure - representing an increase of one million people compared to the same period in 2015 – and food security experts warned that the benefits of the harvest would be short-lived.6 It is projected that some 5 million people will be in urgent need of food security and livelihoods support during the lean season in 2017. This includes some 302,800 refugees who will require food assistance in 2017.