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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: aerial view of Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: aerial view of Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a general view of Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a general view of Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a woman carries a bag of sorghum after a WFP airdrop in Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a woman carries a bag of sorghum after a WFP airdrop in Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a woman carries a bag of sorghum after a WFP airdrop in Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a general view of Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: Food is served! Nyagai Deng’s family gather for a family meal outside their family hut, made from pole, mud and grass thatch with tarpaulin to provide extra protection against weather elements. The family fled fighting in Wau town, Western Bahr el Ghazal and walked for days in search of refuge.   Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: Nyagai Deng, 36 prepares a family meal out of sorghum called Kop in local Nuer, the staple in most part of the country served with source and sometimes meat or fish. WFP provides sorghum, pulses and vegetable oil for the household and nutrition supplements for pregnant and nursing women.   Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a woman prepares her family meal outside her family hut in Jiech, Ayod county. In Jiech, WFP is currently assisting 11,000 people, of whom 2.265 are children under five years.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a woman prepares her family meal outside her family hut in Jiech, Ayod county. In Jiech, WFP is currently assisting 11,000 people, of whom 2.265 are children under five years.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: Nyagai Deng, her mother, sister, children and nephews pose for a rare family photograph. The oldest member of the family is 60 years old and the youngest is 6 months, three generations all born into wars. WFP is distributing food assistance to help families like Nyagai’s to tide the tough times.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: Nyagai Deng, 36 prepares a family meal out of sorghum called Kop in local Nuer, the staple in most part of the country served with source and sometimes meat or fish. WFP provides sorghum, pulses and vegetable oil for the household and nutrition supplements for pregnant and nursing women.   Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: Nyagai Deng (36), prepares family breakfast on a fire outside her family hut in Jiech, Ayod county. The meal will be shared by the whole family for her family. In Jiech, WFP is currently assisting 11,000 people, of whom 2.265 are children under five years.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: Nyagai Deng (36), prepares family breakfast on a fire outside her family hut in Jiech, Ayod county. The meal will be shared by the whole family for her family. In Jiech, WFP is currently assisting 11,000 people, of whom 2.265 are children under five years.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: Nyagai Deng (36), prepares family breakfast on a fire outside her family hut in Jiech, Ayod county. The meal will be shared by the whole family for her family. In Jiech, WFP is currently assisting 11,000 people, of whom 2.265 are children under five years.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a general view of Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 03 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a porter contracted by WFP’s partner, Catholic Relief Service (CRS) carries a bag of cereals after a WFP airdrop in Jiech, Ayod county. Porters receive a daily wage injecting the much-needed cash into rural economies.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 02 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: A WFP-chartered Illyushin-76 aircraft drops food commodities into Jiech, Ayod county. WFP uses airdrops as a last resort to deliver critical supplies where there are no viable surface transport options.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 02 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: A WFP-chartered Illyushin-76 aircraft drops food commodities into Jiech, Ayod county. WFP uses airdrops as a last resort to deliver critical supplies where there are no viable surface transport options.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 02 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: A WFP-chartered Illyushin-76 aircraft drops food commodities into Jiech, Ayod county. WFP uses airdrops as a last resort to deliver critical supplies where there are no viable surface transport options.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 02 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a general view of Jiech, Ayod county.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 02 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: porters contracted by WFP’s partner, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carry a bag of cereals to a nearby stack in preparation of a food distribution. Once airdrops have been completed, staff from CRS and WFP distribute food to the community. WFP provides cereals, oulses and vegetable oil for the household and nutrition supplements for pregnant and nursing women and children under five years.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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South Sudan, Jiech, Ayod County, 02 July 2018  As South Sudan marks seven years of Independence since seceding from the north, the world’s youngest nation remains deeply embroiled in conflict that has resulted in a widespread humanitarian crisis. More than 7 million people could be severely food insecure in the absence of sustained humanitarian assistance and access, by the end of the month. While famine was prevented last year, thanks in part to humanitarian assistance, indications are that there could be some populations in catastrophe – just one step away from famine - in a good number of the counties. There is guarded optimism on the peace revitalization talks but recent fighting in former Unity and Jonglei states threatens to worsen the situation further.   Of greatest concern is the former Unity State where armed clashes in Leer, Koch and Mayendit counties have resulted in mass displacements of populations, undermined people’s capacity to cope and feed their families, and curtailed humanitarian access, reducing aid delivery to a bare minimum. These counties were highlighted in the last assessment as being at risk of humanitarian catastrophe in the protracted absence of humanitarian assistance. Recently, Akobo has been affected by active conflict which is likely to contribute to further deterioration of food security situation.   Although there have been allegations of violations to the ceasefire already, we are hopeful that the new agreement will hold and translate into real changes on the ground.  The people of South Sudan need peace to be able to feed their families and rebuild their lives. WFP and the broader humanitarian community are committed to defeating hunger in South Sudan by using every means possible if we have the necessary financial resources, security and safety guarantees to reach those struggling to survive. To push back hunger in South Sudan, WFP requires both sustained access and funding. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to ensure full and unimpeded access to all people in need. The conflict must end!   Almost everyone in the village of Jiech fled conflict from volatile parts of the country such as Wau, in Western Bahr Gazel and Ayod town in hostile take-overs by Government forces. There are no roads leading into the centre of the ‘payam’ – local lingo denoting a suburb just below the county. The nearest market is a day’s walking by foot. The food security situation is worsening with most people in IPC Phase 4.  In the Photo: a porter contracted by WFP’s partner, Catholic Relief Service (CRS) carries a bag of cereals after a WFP airdrop in Jiech, Ayod county. Porters receive a daily wage injecting the much-needed cash into rural economies.  Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
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