Integrated Phase Classification

Briefing Paper: Constraints and Complexities of Information Analysis in Humanitarian Emergencies: Evidence from South Sudan

South Sudan, in the midst of conflict since 2011, is facing one of the world’s most challenging humanitarian operations. Further, the vastness of the country, the dispersed population, and the limits on transportation and telecommunications services make it difficult to gather and analyze data.  South Sudan uses the Integrated Phase Classification system(IPC) to determine the severity of food security and nutrition crises. Throughout the crisis, the IPC system has shown innovation and ingenuity to address these challenges of information analysis and has managed to produce regular analysis across the country through the peak of the crisis. This learning has not always been easy, and many challenges remain.

This is the briefing paper of the full report here.