Contribution to the ICRC South Sudan Appeal 2017



Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Südsudan Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00Project start: 01.01.2017End: 31.12.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal


Vulnerable people affected by conflict in South Sudan are able to meet their basic needs, notably regarding food/nutrition, access to water and sanitation facilities.


Expected results


- In total, 966,000 vulnerable people, including IDPs, returnees and residents, will be able to cover part of their dietary needs to help ease their situation, notably through livelihood support initiatives, whilst their living conditions are improved thanks to provided essential household items.

- 390,000 people will have access to a safe water supply and sanitation facilities as part of the total ICRC operation, and

- 300,000 wounded (including victims of sexual violence and other abuses), sick and physically disabled people will have access, if needed, to appropriate treatment and services at primary health care clinics, hospitals and physical rehabilitation centers supported by the ICRC.

 


Target group / Beneficiaries


With a contribution of EUR 1,000,000, the ICRC will be able to reach the following results:

- 10,100 vulnerable people, including IDPs, returnees and residents, will be able to cover part of their dietary needs to help ease their situation, notably through livelihood support initiatives, whilst their living conditions are improved thanks to provided essential household items.

- 4,100 people will have access to a safe water supply and sanitation facilities

- 3,100 wounded (including victims of sexual violence and other abuses), sick and physically disabled people will have access, if needed, to appropriate treatment and services at primary health care clinics, hospitals and physical rehabilitation centers supported by the ICRC.


ICRC partners with the South Sudanese Red Cross Society and implements its program in the most conflict-affected regions of South Sudan such as Rumbek, Bor, Wau, What, Malakal and Bentiu.

 


Activities


Economic Security:

? Help communities strengthen their resilience to the consequences of conflict and other violence:

o provide fishing kits that they can take with them if they have to flee for their safety

o with the livestock and fisheries ministry, organize animal vaccination campaigns to help improve or maintain the health of their livestock;

train and equip community-based animal health workers


Health:

? Provide clinics with supplies, equipment and staff training, so that they can:

o treat sick or injured people and refer patients for higher-level care

o offer the necessary services, including psychosocial support, for victims of sexual violence

o facilitate safe child deliveries and provide ante/postnatal care

o mitigate disease risks among children via immunization


Water and habitat

? With local authorities and technicians, help ensure access to clean water for communities and mitigate health and security risks; more

specifically:

o repair and/or install water supply systems serving residents/IDPs in urban areas, as well as in rural areas

o provide training and material assistance for technicians and local authorities to operate and maintain these systems

 


Context


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 1.6 million people have reportedly been displaced as a result of conflict and other violence; over 800,000 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.

 

project number2709-01/2017
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
tied
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