The food insecure population is estimated at 1.3 million. This 20 percent above what was initially projected early this year. The increase has been caused by escalating conflict and increased hunger season food shortages associated with delayed harvests.
Currently, the food insecure population remains concentrated in the eastern and northwestern parts of
Southern Sudan. This population is comprised of returnees, chronically food insecure households with little or no livestock, households with many non productive household members, those displaced by conflict, and refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).