Contribution to the 2014 ICRC Emergency Appeal for South Sudan
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
- 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.