The trends reported in the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) show a growing food security crisis in South Sudan, with a high proportion of people sliding into crisis in almost all parts of the country, with millions of people, many of them rural women and children, affected.

In January 2017, the Sudd Institute, with support from FAO, used Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools to explore the proximal risk factors undermining food security resilience and triggering or perpetuating emergency level vulnerabilities in the former states of Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal. The results highlight important insights into appropriate response options for combating food security vulnerability in this region.