Contribution to the ICRC 2015 Appeal (& Budget Extension Appeal) for South Sudan_Food Assistance

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Südsudan Funding amount: € 350.000,00Project start: 01.01.2015End: 31.12.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

To mitigate the impact of inadequate harvests on the nutritional situation of the people affected by the armed conflict in South Sudan, specifically in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states.

Expected results

The ICRC in co-operation with the South Sudan Red Cross Society helps IDPs and residents meet their immediate needs: They:

- distribute food supplies, including nutritional supplements, to up to 340,200 people (56,700 households);

- conduct food distributions for 157,200 of them (26,200 households) in Leer county and in Waat, Nyirol county every 4 to 6 weeks until the end of the year.


Target group / Beneficiaries

With the Austrian contribution, 4'006 households (36,036 people) in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states in South Sudan are being supported. The assistance is carried out by the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross.


Transport and Distribution of above mentioned food items: With the contribution of EUR 350,000 to the ICRC Assistance Programme 2015 in South Sudan, the ICRC will be in a position to distribute:

? - 120'419 kg of sorghum for around 2'006 households (12'036 people), and

? - 80'000 kg of pulses for around 4'000 households (24'000 people).



A year and a half since the non-international armed conflict broke out in South Sudan in December 2013, intense clashes between government and opposition forces continue to take place, despite several agreements on the cessation of hostilities. The dire humanitarian situation caused by the armed conflict continues to deteriorate. More than 1.5 million people are displaced within South Sudan, communities are experiencing severe food shortages and malnutrition. With the upsurge of hostilities since April and the unavailability of sufficient seed from local suppliers, many farmers are unable to plant their crops. Food is especially scarce in isolated bush areas where IDPs are taking refuge. These areas are inaccessible by land because of the lack of roads and the risk of attacks/looting and floods during the rainy season. To address these challenges, the ICRC continues to deliver food to remote locations through airdrop operations, with National Society/ICRC staff collecting the supplies at drop-off points before distributing them to communities. Such food assistance is thus under way to mitigate the impact of inadequate harvests on the nutritional situation of communities in Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile states.

project number2809-00/2015
source of fundingBMNT
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Poverty: 1
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    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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