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July 2, 2014
Food Security Situation
The humanitarian situation in Sudan has continued to deteriorate this year with an estimated five million people in need of food assistance, a ten percent increase since April. 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. High staple food prices and the influx of nearly 86,000 refugees from South Sudan since the conflict erupted there in December 2013 are additional drivers of food insecurity.
- Average to below-average rainfall is forecasted for Sudan through September. The combination of last year’s very poor cereal harvest, current high cereal prices, and a below-average rainy season could significantly exacerbate the food insecurity situation in the coming 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) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide assistance to internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees’ host communities, and conflict-affected populations as well as to distribute ready-to-use therapeutic foods to acutely malnourished children. 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 2014||$99.7 million||93,210 MT|
|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 2014 Contribution Breakdown:
|U.S. Dollars||Metric Tons|
|Title II Development||----||----|
|Title II Emergency||$74.0 million||74,600 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||$25.7 million||18,610 MT|
Food Security Situation information provided by FEWS NET, WFP, and OFDA as of June 2014
+Fiscal Year 2011 includes contributions made to South Sudan before July 9, 2011.
++Fiscal Year 2010 represents funding and metric tonnage from Sudan and South Sudan
Last updated: July 03, 2014