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WFP South Sudan Situation Report #251, 9 August 2019

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South Sudan
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In Numbers

6.96 million people facing acute food insecurity from May to July 2019 (IPC)

2.1 million acutely malnourished women and children (HRP)

2.7 million people assisted by WFP in June 2019 1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

2.31 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR) 202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

• WFP commemorated World Breastfeeding Week in collaboration with Ministry of Health, UNICEF and partners, between 1—7 August. This year’s theme was “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding, now and for the future” — a recognition of the key role both parents play in ensuring breastfeeding.

• The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) review on 6 - 7 August was attended by the Government, NGOs, UN agencies, Famine Early Warning Systems Network and IPC Global Support Unit. It discussed effective ways to improve data availability and analysis,

institutionalization, capacity strengthening amongst other, to inform the August IPC analysis.

Situation Update

• WFP, in collaboration with National Bureau of Statistics, FAO, UNICEF and other partners, concluded data collection for the Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System (FSNMS) a nationwide, rural, randomly sampled household survey. The recently completed round 23, employing nearly 500 enumerators, has achieved the highest level of geographic and household coverage ever, providing data for all counties and directly assessing around 8,500 households and 10,000 children under five across rural South Sudan. The data will provide an in-depth understanding of food security and nutrition situation, as well as market dynamics, throughout South Sudan at the peak of the lean season. FSNMS data will provide indicative food security findings and nutritional status findings in order to inform the Integrated IPC report. The IPC analysis is planned to take place in Rumbek at the end of August 2019.