South Sudan: WFP South Sudan Situation Report #215, 16 March 2018

Source: World Food Programme
Country: South Sudan

In Numbers

6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from
February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.6 million people assisted by WFP in January 2018
1.9 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.4 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
203,980 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

  • WFP has dispatched a total of around 86,000mt of assorted food commodities so far in 2018

  • The first Logistics Cluster coordinated barge for 2018 arrived in Malakal on 3 March

  • WFP has over the past two weeks formed Project Management Committees (PMCs) in Pading and Gum

Situation Update

  • WFP is currently undertaking a multi-sectorial rapid assessment in Kodok, together with partners based in Malakal, including protection, WASH and education clusters. The objective is to assess the current humanitarian situation and possible response options.

WFP Response

  • As a part of the preparation of the seasonal emergency scale up, WFP is currently undertaking community based planning and targeting in selected food insecure locations across the country. Food distributions will start in April.

  • The SCOPE-CODA (conditional On-Demand Assistance) pilot is on-going in Aweil Centre County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal. The pilot aims to digitalize nutrition programmes utilizing the SCOPE platform. Simulation and training to national and frontline staff from Action Contre la Faim (ACF), Medair, UNICEF, and Ministry of Health (MOH) was successfully conducted on 6 to 16 March at the four selected nutrition sites. The official implementation process has commenced in Maper and the roll out will continue in the three remaining sites in Kuom, Aulic and Gabat in Aweil County. SCOPE-CODA is a digital platform aimed at monitoring and optimising the outcomes of nutrition programmes to track
    and manage children under the age of five and pregnant and nursing mothers who are treated for acute
    malnutrition.