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October 18, 2012
Food Security Situation
Sudan continues to cope with the effects of conflict, displacement, insecurity, and natural disasters. In addition to the significant internally displaced and returnee populations from two internal conflicts, Sudan hosts refugees from Eritrea, Chad, Ethiopia and other countries. Sudan also remains vulnerable to seasonal shocks, such as flooding and drought, which impact food security and exacerbate the humanitarian emergency.
It is estimated that approximately 4.6 million people are currently food insecure. The highest levels of food insecurity are present among poor households and internally displaced persons in conflict-affected areas of Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile states.
Improvements in food availability and access are expected across the country during the October to December period as harvests begin. However, these improvements will be limited in areas heavily affected by conflict.
Food Assistance Programs
The Office of Food for Peace (FFP) now targets approximately 4.3 million food-insecure Sudanese nationwide including displaced persons, refugees, returnees’ host communities, and conflict-affected populations.
FFP partners with agencies such as the UN World Food Program (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other organizations.
Food for Peace Contributions
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Fiscal Year 2012||$182.6 million||158,662 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2011+||$209.1 million||189,140 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2010+||$306.9 million||322,130 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2009+||$547.5 million||484,350 MT|
|Fiscal Year 2008+||$512.9 million||408,410 MT|
FIscal Year 2012 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||----||----|
|Title II Emergency||$172.0 million||153,060 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||$10.6 million||5,602 MT|
Note: EFSP: Emergency Food Security Program; FY: Fiscal Year; MT: Metric Ton; USD: U.S. Dollar; WFP: World Food Program
Food Security Situation information is provided by WFP and FEWS NET as of August 2012
+FY08-FY11 figures reflect distributions to South Sudan and Sudan
Last updated: October 23, 2012