The food security and nutrition situation in South Sudan has been deteriorating in recent years due to outbreak of conflicts, poor production, disruption of markets, rapid rise in prices, diseases and natural disasters such as floods and drought in parts of the country. With the ongoing macroeconomic crisis including the rapid depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound, hyper-inflation and thus the huge surge in food prices, the urban food insecurity has been of particular concern.
In September 2017, an assessment was conducted in Juba urban areas (including Kator, Juba town, and Munuki) to understand the current food security and nutrition status of the urban population. The survey conducted in September-October 2017 included interviews with some 1,371 households. A two stage sampling design was employed resulting in the selection of a total of 114 Enumeration Areas (EAs) in the three blocks of Juba urban area. Probability proportional to population size was employed in the first stage to select the EAs while in the second stage, households were selected using systematic random sampling.
The survey provided representative estimates of key food security and nutrition indicators for the Juba urban population as well as each of the three blocks within the Juba urban area.