South Sudan Crisis Response Plan: Update for Oslo
Humanitarian partners expect that the current crisis will severely affect more than 1 in 2 South Sudanese by December 2014.
- Over 7 million people are at risk.
- 4 million people face alarming food insecurity.
- Up to 1.5 million people become internally displaced.
- 863,000 people seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
- Some 270,000 Sudanese refugees remain in South Sudan.
Partners need $1.8 billion to save lives, prevent famine and avert the loss of another generation of South Sudanese children in 2014. 4 million people will receive some form of assistance.
- $536 million have been secured until May 2014.
- $1.26 billion are still needed for operations in 2014 and to preposition supplies for the first 3 months of 2015.
Even if fully funded and facilitated, not all threats of hunger, malnutrition, morbidity, mortality, livelihood collapse or basic rights will be addressed. It is a question of:
- How many will die of violence, hunger and disease,
- How dire conditions will be for those uprooted by conflict,
- How unsafe life will be,
- For how long children will be deprived of education, and
- To what lengths people will have to go to cope with the crisis.
Among their strategic objectives, humanitarian partners will focus on three immediate goals, that is to:
- Save lives,
- Prevent famine, and
- Avert the loss of another generation.
The humanitarian strategy for South Sudan has 5 elements:
- Coordinate – systematic assessment & analysis; rapid response and strong advocacy.
- Prioritize – priority sectors and locations to get people what they need most.
- Capitalize on seasons – pre-positioning for year-round operations & livelihoods aid so people can help themselves.
- Access – negotiate with parties to reach everyone in need by air, barge or road.
- Scale up – CBOs, NGOs, UN agencies UNMISS, authorities.
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