The overall food security, nutrition, WASH, health and education situation was reported to be poor and has deteriorated due to recent conflict and displacements in April 2017. The majority of the local population has returned to their homes and they seem to have developed some resilience. Interventions to support the populations need to build upon this.
The main livelihoods have been disrupted by the ongoing conflict and multiple displacements: the local population has abandoned farming and largely reduced livestock keeping, shifting to fishing and exploitation of natural resources. Unlike the pre-conflict period, currently the majority of households are relying on fishing and bartering of small livestock, gum arabic, charcoal and firewood to obtaining food.