South Sudan - Jonglei: Rapid Needs Assessment in Ayod County, February 2017
Populations covered by the assessment are facing high levels of food insecurity, and an estimated 85,000 people are in immediate need of food assistance. Of those, 60,000 are from host families and 25,000 are internally displaced people (IDP);
Most households consume only one meal per day, composed entirely of wild foods;
No market exists in any of the locations where the rapid assessment took place; the nearest market where food is available is two to three-day walk;
Households reported having lost almost 50 percent of their livestock in the past three months;
MUAC screening of 125 children indicated an average GAM rate of 26 percent in each location, far above the 15 percent WHO emergency threshold;
A population verification exercise is recommended, as high discrepancies exist between the population numbers provided by the local authorities and those estimated by the rapid assessment mission.