Contribution to ICRC South Sudan Appeal 2017

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Südsudan Funding amount: € 1.500.000,00Project start: 01.01.2017End: 31.12.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

Most vulnerable people, including female headed households, internally displaced people (IDPs), host communities, are able to meet their basic needs in South Sudan with the help of food, essential household items, seeds and farming tools, fishing kits and animal vaccinations campaigns.

Expected results

The ICRC Appeal is targeting (up to) 498,000 civilians (residents and IDPs in various regions of the country), as well as 4 hospitals in Juba, Wau, Rumbek, Waat. The total of ICRC's targets in South Sudan are:

1. The authorities and weapon bearers take steps to prevent abuses against people who are not, or are no longer, participating in hostilities.

2. IDPs and residents, especially in areas accessible to few or no other organizations, meet their basic needs and reduce the risks to their health and safety, aided by donations of food and essentials items and repairs to water points.

3. Households resume or improve food production and livelihoods after receiving seed, farming or fishing tools, and livestock health services.

4. Wounded, sick or disabled people obtain health services, including psychosocial support for victims of sexual violence, at clinics, hospitals and physical rehabilitation centres that the ICRC supports with supplies, advice and funds.

5. Malnourished detainees receive therapeutic food donated by the ICRC and distributed by prison health staff.

6. People separated from their families, particularly in the immediate aftermath of clashes or other violence, restore contact with them through family-links services offered by the South Sudan Red Cross and the ICRC.


Target group / Beneficiaries

With a total amount of 1.5 Mio EUR around 38'800 beneficiaries / 7,760 households would be able to meet their basic needs and strengthen their and their livestock’s resilience. This includes Economic Security Programs such as:

- provision of food commodities (like food rations and nutritional supplements),

- essential household items (like kitchen sets, hygiene items, jerry cans),

- productive inputs (like fishing kits, seeds and farming tools) and

- trainings (in animal health and vaccination services).

Special focus will be put on female headed households, especially women looking after several children.

The ICRC works closely with the South Sudan Red Cross Society to implement all parts of its programs. Geographically, the ICRC with the South Sudan Red Cross is active in Juba, Wau as well as in the states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile.



• Distribution of food rations, including nutritional supplements

• Distribution of household essentials

• Distribution of fishing kits

• Organization of animal vaccination campaigns with the livestock and fisheries ministry,

• Distribution of seed and farming tools

• Facilitation of group discussions for community members to develop projects for self-protection and/or preservation of livelihoods.



The political and security situation in South Sudan remains tense despite the establishment, in April 2016, of a national unity government as part of the 2015 peace agreement between the parties to the non-international armed conflict that broke out in 2013. Clashes continue to take place between the government and the opposition, as they did in Juba in July 2016. Armed groups also continue to fight among themselves. These confrontations and other violence are sometimes fueled by communal or ethnic tensions. Attacks against civilians, obstruction of medical care, and other unlawful conduct by weapon bearers from different sides continue to be reported.

Some 1.9 million people have reportedly been displaced as a result of conflict and other violence; over 1,400,000 are taking refuge in neighboring countries. Thousands are staying at camps and at the “protection-of-civilians sites” of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS); tensions and clashes sometimes force people to flee these areas.

Many people are at risk or suffering from malnutrition and disease because of the unavailability or inaccessibility of basic commodities and essential services. The security situation has adversely affected the economy and people’s livelihoods.

Security and logistical constraints limit humanitarian agencies’ ability to assist vulnerable communities. Tensions persist between South Sudan and Sudan, particularly over an unresolved border dispute.

The appeal amounts to a total of 126 Mio CHF (approx. 117 Mio EUR).

The appeal amounts to a total of 126 Mio CHF (approx. 117 Mio EUR).

project number2709-00/2017
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
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