Current Operations
Food and Nutrition Assistance for Relief and Recovery, Supporting Transition and Enhancing Capabilities to Ensure Sustainable Hunger Solutions

The operation has been modified as B/R 1 (please see below).

On 15 December, fighting broke out in Juba, the capital of the Republic of South Sudan, between government forces and anti-government forces loyal to ex-Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar. The fighting and related, targeted violence against civilians, caused immediate displacement of large numbers of people either away from violence or to the bases of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

South Sudan became an independent nation on 9 July 2011, after more than five decades of war and a six-year interim period following signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and the Government of the Sudan.

The country is at a critical juncture: severe neglect or destruction of basic infrastructure and the absence of public services have resulted in some of the worst socio-economic indicators in the world. South Sudan is not on track to meet any of the Millennium Development Goals.
In South Sudan’s first year of statehood, WFP focused on providing life-saving relief assistance, primarily through general food distributions;  in 2012, it launched a country strategy (2014–2017). This protracted relief and recovery operation is part of that strategy, which has four pillars:

i) meeting the emergency food needs of vulnerable groups; ii) improving community resilience and livelihoods; iii) expanding market access and the food value chain; and iv) enhancing access to social services in support of good nutrition and learning. WFP’s strategy is guided by the need to increase the capacity of state institutions and enhance partnerships to promote sustainable hunger solutions. 

In 2013, through emergency operation 200338, WFP continued to meet urgent needs while exploring the potential for self-reliance and household food security in areas where conditions are favourable to the transition from relief to recovery, and to improving resilience to shocks.
In line with the WFP Strategic Plan (2014–2017), this operation will provide food assistance to up to 3.1 million people over two years, and aims to:
 save the lives of groups at high risk including refugees, socially vulnerable and food-insecure residents and displaced persons, and stabilize the food security and nutrition status of returnees and people with HIV, tuberculosis and kala-azar (Strategic Objective 1);
 assist the creation of community livelihood assets to enhance access to food and essential social services and reinforce the ability of government institutions to address national food insecurity (Strategic Objective 2);
 enhance the capacities of households, communities and the Government to employ sustainable hunger solutions through disaster mitigation, adaptation and management (Strategic Objective 3);
 facilitate the reduction of mother-and-child undernutrition, particularly during the first 1,000 days; and
 support education and skills training, especially for girls and women, to establish and rebuild livelihoods (Strategic Objective 4).

Operation documents
Budget revisions
Resourcing updates
WFP Offices
Country at a glance 2015
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)456,304,898
Donors - 2015 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 16,050,004
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)5,004,308
United Kingdom3,727,462
African Dev Bank1,000,000
Threats to food security
  • Ongoing conflict
  • Extremely low level of basic infrastructures