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October 6, 2014
Food Security Situation
Between April and July 2014, heavy rains and flooding worsened the humanitarian situation, with the total food insecure population reaching approximately 5.3 million people. Ongoing conflict in Darfur, Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and has resulted in forced displacements, limited humanitarian access, and increased food insecurity.
Food insecurity in Sudan is attributed to conflict-generated displacements, resultant loss of assets, limited access to agricultural land, reduced cultivation during the current as well as the last agricultural season, and limited income-generating activities. High staple food prices and the influx of more than 98,000 refugees from South Sudan since the conflict erupted there in December 2013 are additional drivers of food insecurity.
- While the start of the harvest in November is expected to improve access to food throughout most of Sudan, reduced harvests caused by displacement will limit the availability of food in Darfur for the coming year. Intensified conflict in Darfur and South Kordofan could result in further displacement and reduced income, negatively impacting food security.
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 U.N. World Food Program (WFP) and the U.N. 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||$189.7 million||174,064 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||$159.7.0 million||153,426 MT|
|Emergency Food Security Program (EFSP)||$29.9 million||20,638 MT|
Food Security Situation information provided by FEWS NET, WFP, UNHCR, and OFDA as of September 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: October 06, 2014