Contribution to the ICRC Appeal for South Sudan 2018 (Food Assistance)

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Südsudan Funding amount: € 500.000,00Project start: 01.01.2018End: 31.12.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Austrian contribution to the ICRC Appeal for South Sudan aims at meeting the basic food needs of the most vulnerable and conflict affected people in South Sudan, including residents and internally displaced, and people in remote and hard-to-reach-areas by providing access to food.

Expected results

With the Austrian contribution to this intervention the ICRC will be able to meet the basic food needs of up to 72,000 people (12,000 households), including vulnerable residents, IDPs and returnees by providing access to food during one month to meet their basic food needs.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The ICRC South Sudan Delegation in cooperation with the South Sudan Red Cross Society aims at assisting approximately 12,000 households (72,000 people), both IDPs and residents, through the distribution of basic food items for one month. The ICRC gives particular attention to the most vulnerable, such as displaced people, victims of sexual violence, women, children and the elderly. The ICRC has a delegation in the newly independent South Sudan, sub-delegations in Bor, Wau, Bentiu and Malakal, 13 offices throughout the country, and is working with a network of local branches of the South Sudan Red Cross to implement the activities country-wide.


The ICRC will distribute food rations, provide households with fishing kits, distribute seed and farming tools with the livestock and fisheries ministry, organize animal vaccination campaigns for pastoralist households, train and equip community-based animal-health workers, monitor and donate materials for the implementation of community-developed livelihood-support projects.

With the Austrian contribution the ICRC will deliver assistance to residents and IDPs in hard-to-reach-areas and distribute the following food items to help vulnerable households meet their immediate needs: Sorghum, Beans, Sugar, Salt.



As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand, on a costly trajectory for the country’s people and their outlook on the future. The compounding effects of widespread violence and sustained economic decline have further diminished the capacity of people to face threats to their health, safety and livelihoods. Owing to conflict and other violence, nearly 4 million people have reportedly been displaced, of which 2 million are taking refuge in neighboring countries. Among those displaced within the country, around 200,000 are staying in camps and at the “protection-of-civilians” sites run by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Many IDPs and residents live in remote areas that are inaccessible to humanitarian organisations partly because of safety concerns and logistical constraints. People there face difficulties in finding or producing food and, because access to water and health care is also problematic, are often at risk of malnutrition and disease.

The ICRC in South Sudan works to ensure that people affected by conflict are protected in accordance with international humanitarian law, have access to medical care, physical rehabilitation and safe water, receive emergency relief and livelihood support.


project number2809-00/2018
source of fundingBMNT
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
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