Key Message Update

Cropping prospects good as favorable rainfall continues over Sudan

July 2017

July - September 2017

Sudan July 2017 Food Security Projections for July to September

October 2017 - January 2018

Sudan July 2017 Food Security Projections for October to January

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
Food security outcomes for displaced populations would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance.FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
Food security outcomes for displaced populations would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance.FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • Seasonal rainfall to date has been favorable for cropping and pasture regeneration across most areas of Sudan. However, cumulative rainfall between the beginning of June and late July has been below average in parts of Kassala, and northern North Kordofan and North Darfur states. Meanwhile, very heavy rainfall has caused flooding in localized areas of South Darfur, Central Darfur, North Darfur, Sennar, and White Nile states. 

  • By mid-July 2017, 410,354 new South Sudanese refugees arrived in Sudan since December 2013. Over 40 percent of the new arrivals occurred in 2017 due to conflict and extreme acute food insecurity in South Sudan. During June 2017, the rate of arrivals slowed as is normal with the onset of seasonal rainfall and poor road access.  

  • In June 2017, UNICEF, the Central Darfur State Ministry of Health, and partners conducted a one-week nutrition screening campaign in West and Central Jebel Marra localities in Central Darfur State. Of the 42,667 children under five-years old screened for acute malnutrition, 782 were identified with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 3,909 with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). 

  • OCHA and the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) of the Sudanese government led a rapid inter-agency assessment in North Jebel Marra locality in early July 2017. The assessment focused on Rokoro town and surrounding villages, which were heavily affected by fighting in early 2016. Field reports suggest that over 40 percent of people living in the area did not cultivated their land during the 2016/17 agricultural season, mainly due to insecurity and displacement. Field reports also suggest during the current lean season, households have changed their food consumption patterns by reducing the number of meals consumed per day.  

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 28 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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