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November 8, 2013
Food Security Situation
The humanitarian situation in Sudan has deteriorated over the past year. Up to 4.8 million Sudanese are expected to require humanitarian assistance in 2013, approximately 15 percent of the population. Conflict in Darfur, Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and Abyei has resulted in forced displacements, limited humanitarian access, and increased food insecurity.
Food insecurity in Sudan is attributed to massive conflict-generated displacements, loss of assets, limited access to agricultural land, lack of cultivation in the last agricultural season, and a lack of income-generating activities.
Significantly, insecurity prevented farmers in most villages from planting or harvesting their crops during the last agricultural season, and cereal prices have increased by 26-32 percent compared to the prices during the same period last year.
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) now targets over 2.2 million food-insecure Sudanese in Darfur, Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and Abyei as well as South Sudanese residing in Sudan.
FFP partners with international agencies including the UN World Food Program (WFP) to provide assistance to internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees’ host communities, and conflict-affected populations. The goals are to save lives, reduce seasonal food insecurity, stabilize nutrition rates, and restore the livelihoods of vulnerable populations. Assistance includes in-kind food from the U.S., local and regional purchase of food, and cash transfers.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2013||$186.6 million||162,541 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2012||$175.4 million||150,072 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2011+||$209.1 million||189,140 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2010++||$308.2 million||322,130 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2009++||$547.4 million||484,350 MT|
FIscal Year 2013 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||----||----|
|Title II Emergency||$142.5 million||140,800 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||$44.1 million||21,741 MT|
Food Security Situation information is provided by FEWS NET, WFP and OFDA as of July 2013
+FY11 includes contributions made to South Sudan before July 9, 2011.
++FY08-FY10 figures reflect distributions to South Sudan and Sudan
Last updated: November 08, 2013