Contribution to the 2014 ICRC Emergency Appeal for South Sudan

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - Switzerland Country: Südsudan Funding amount: € 500.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2014 End: 31.12.2014

Short Description:

Overall goal

Present in Juba since 1980, the ICRC opened a delegation in newly independent South Sudan in mid-2011. It works to ensure that people affected by armed conflict, including between South Sudan and Sudan, are protected in accordance with Int'l Humanitarian Law (IHL), have access to medical/surgical care, physical rehabilitation and safe water, receive emergency relief and livelihood support,

and can restore contact with relatives. It visits Prisoners of War and other detainees and seeks to increase knowledge of IHL

among the authorities, armed forces and other weapon bearers. It works with and supports the South Sudan Red Cross Society.

The main targets of the ICRS's work for 2014 in South Sudan are:

- the authorities and weapon bearers facilitate access of all conflict/violence-affected people to humanitarian aid, including

medical care, taking steps to prevent further attacks on health personnel and infrastructure

- detainees benefit from improvements in prison infrastructure, distributions of hygiene items and, when necessary,

appropriate medical treatment

- weapon-wounded and sick people receive timely and adequate treatment from ICRC-trained first-aiders and medical

personnel, or from ICRC surgical teams based at the Malakal Teaching Hospital or deployed to other areas

- communities strengthen their conflict-disrupted livelihoods thanks to their access to water, agricultural inputs and

veterinary services

- national defence forces begin to incorporate IHL norms and other internationally recognized standards, notably in

relation to the protection of civilians and the treatment of detainees, into their doctrine, training and operations

- children and other vulnerable people re-establish contact with their relatives in South Sudan or abroad

The total budget of the Appeal to which this grant contributes is 64,080,000 CHF.

project number 2709-01/2014
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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