South Sudan: Population Movement Emergency appeal n° MDRSS001
This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 4,131,067 in cash, kind, or services to support the South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) to assist up to 14,000 households for 12 months, including those reached since the start of the preliminary appeal. The operation will be completed by the end of April, 2013. A Final Report will be made available by 31 July 2013.
Appeal history: A preliminary appeal was launched on 11 May 2012, for a budget of CHF 1,197,839 to assist 6,000 households in the three states of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, (Aweil), Upper Nile, (Malakal), and Western Bahr el Ghazal, (Wau). The preliminary appeal outlined plans to carry out further assessments in additional states.
CHF 250,000 was allocated under the Preliminary Appeal from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation. An operations update was issued on 20 June 2012.
Summary: Based on assessments carried out by a Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT), this appeal will assist a further 8,000 households in Unity, (Bentiu), Central Equatoria, (Juba), Warrap, (Kwajok), and Lakes states, (Rumbek), for 12 months. This appeal now seeks to support the National Society in delivering timely, appropriate and flexible assistance to a total of 14,000 households and their host communities, reinforcing their coping mechanisms in seven mainly urban locations while maintaining a supplementary emergency capacity in temporary transit sites.
The influx of returnees from Sudan has overwhelmed local capacities to provide support to them and their host communities. Based on the situation, this emergency appeal responds to a request from the South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC), to assist them with appropriate and timely response to seven states including Upper Nile (Malakal/Renk), Northern Bahr el Ghazal (Aweil), Western Bahr el Ghazal (Wau), Central Equatoria (Juba), Unity (Bentiu), Warrap (Kwajok), and Lakes (Rumbek), delivering assistance in the following sectors:
- Distributing relief items
- Providing water and sanitation services, facilities and hygiene promotion
- Providing emergency first aid and some basic emergency health support
- Provide tracing services to re-establish family links, with the support of ICRC
The SSRC would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of the preliminary appeal and wish to advise that this response enabled the operation to start immediately. Contributions have been gratefully received from the Finnish Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross and Netherlands Government, Swedish Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross Society and the Red Cross of Monaco.