South Sudan: Food Supply

Department for International Development written question – answered on 30th July 2015.

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Photo of The Earl of Sandwich The Earl of Sandwich Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the food security situation in South Sudan; and to what extent the United Kingdom will respond bilaterally as well as through the specialised UN agencies.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The most recent South Sudan Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report dated 27 May 2015 shows an increase in the number of people facing severe food insecurity. 4.6m people / 40% of the population are estimated to be unable to meet their basic food needs. The UK is the second largest bilateral donor to the humanitarian response in South Sudan, contributing £172m since the start of the crisis, along with an additional £88.9m to the regional response for South Sudanese refugees. This support is provided both bilaterally and to specialised UN agencies.

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