Sudan: RoS NFI & ES sector monthly update no. 12 - Dec 2008
In 2008, the NFI Common Pipeline in the ROS region supported 22,052 households with a total of 197,724 non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES). During the month of December, 22 disaster-affected households in ROS were provided with 154 essential household items distributed by SRCS.
In the first round of CHF allocations a special allocation of US$2 million has been granted for procurement for the NFI Common Pipeline in North Sudan.
A total of US$13.5 million has been allocated to the ROS region in the first round of CHF allocations for 2009. UNJLC is currently finalizing its strategy for securing funding for the NFI & ES Sector during Regional Allocation Meetings. Sector partners will then be able to advocate for a percentage of secured funds in Sector Allocation Meetings.
UNJLC encourages all partners to share information about their other pipeline and/or supplementary NFI activities.
COMMON HUMANITARIAN FUND (CHF) UPDATE
On 28 December, CHF released the Policy Paper outlining strategy and guidance for the first round allocation of the CHF in 2009. The NFI Common Pipeline in North Sudan has been granted a special allocation of US$2 million. This money willl be used exclusively for procurement to ensure that stocks are in place for rainy season distributions, as lead times for global sourcing are 4 to 5 months.
In the regional allocations, US$13.5 million has been granted to the Rest of Sudan region to be divided among all Sectors in ROS. UNJLC is currently finalizing its strategy to secure funding for the NFI & ES Sector during Regional Allocation Meetings, due to take place shortly. Once Sector funds have been secured, partners with a Project Sheet in the UN & Partners 2009 Work Plan are invited to apply to UNJLC for funds, which will be allocated during Sector Allocation Meetings. It should be noted that funding from the CHF is not intended to cover all the requirements of the Sector and partners are encouraged to continue seeking bilateral funding.
Questions regarding CHF allocations in ROS should be addressed to Basil.Shukur@wfp.org.