In February 2017, the Government of South Sudan declared famine in parts of South Sudan. About 4.9 million people (42% of the population) were estimated to be severely food insecure and this was projected to increase to 5.5 million people, (47% of the national population) at the height of the 2017 lean season in July. PWRDF funding was used by Finn Church Aid in Northern Fangak which provided cash grants to 1,000 vulnerable households in February 2018. 500 households were also supported with seeds, tools and trainings to improve food production to assist them cope-up with food insecurity through agriculture-based livelihood activities in Fangak County.
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