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South Sudan: Famine

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14901, tabled on 14 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people at risk of (1) famine, or (2) severe food insecurity, in South Sudan in the next 12 months.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The UK uses analysis published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) to assess levels of food security in South Sudan. The latest IPC report for South Sudan was published in December 2020 and projected that from April-July 2021, 7.2 million people (ca. 60 per cent of population) will experience high levels of acute food insecurity. Of these, an estimated 108,000 people are projected to face catastrophic famine-like conditions. Data collection to inform analysis beyond July 2021 is currently underway.