South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 12 | 28 July 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 48,000 people receive food in Yei town.The last distribution of food was in November 2016.

  • Fall armyworm outbreak affects farms and likely to exacerbate South Sudan’s food crisis.

  • In the last 13 months, South Sudan has experienced the deadliest cholera outbreak since its independence.

  • South Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates $28m to 90 priority projects to provide humanitarian assistance.

  • Over 9,600 IDPs and host communities receive assistance in Pading, Jonglei.

Fund allocates $28m to humanitarian assistance in South Sudan

The South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) has allocated US$28.1 million to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection in 24 priority locations. The second standard allocation round will fund 90 top priority projects to be implemented by national and international non-governmental organizations (NGO) and United Nations agencies.

This round prioritizes health (16 per cent), protection (14.2 per cent) and water, sanitation and hygiene (14.2 per cent), emergency shelter and non-food items (12.5 per cent), food security and livelihoods (10.7 per cent), and nutrition (10.7 per cent). It also provides funding to common logistics services (10.7 per cent) to support the transportation of aid workers and supplies to hard-to-reach areas during the current rainy season.

In line with the Grand Bargain adopted at the World Humanitarian Summit, this round promotes principled humanitarian action that is “as local as possible and as international as necessary”. Some 30 per cent ($8.3 million) in this round was allocated to national NGOs. Guided by the principles of proportionality and acuteness, the SSHF also promotes the efficiency of the humanitarian response. To this end, the second round allocated 27 per cent ($7.5 million) to procure emergency supplies (core pipelines), 11 per cent ($3.2 million) to support logistics while 62 per cent ($17.4 million) of the total allocation will go to the front line response.

This round brings the total funding allocated in 2017 to $50.6 million. The SSHF enables targeting of funds to the most critical needs, and improves efficiency and timely response to emergencies in South Sudan.

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