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21 Jun 2018 description
report ACTED

In 2017, ACTED piloted community-led projects in Maban refugee camps aiming at building community leadership capacity and reinforcing self-management structures – the donkey cart ambulance was one of them.

26 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

South Sudan is in a dire humanitarian crisis. Earlier this year, famine was declared in two counties of Unity state where conflict and mass displacement is prevalent. As anticipated, the humanitarian situation has become alarming today with over 1.9 million people displaced, over 2 million people fleeing to neighboring countries and with over 6 million people food insecure and 7.6 million needing humanitarian assistance.

11 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

Au Tchad, l’insécurité alimentaire touche aujourd’hui plus de 2,3 millions de personnes, dont plus de 380 000 sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire sévère. Prises au piège entre crises politiques, sécuritaires et climatiques, les populations du Batha Est, une région souvent oubliée de la bande sahélienne, font face à des risques aigus de sous-nutrition et de malnutrition. ACTED est la seule ONG internationale encore présente dans la région, mobilisée jusque dans les zones les plus reculées pour apporter une aide humanitaire aux plus vulnérables.

01 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

His story is a story of resilience: Adam is one of the beneficiaries supported under the UNHCR-funded project that ACTED is implementing in refugee camps in Maban, Upper Nile State (South Sudan).

Rebuilding a life away from home

27 Jun 2017 description
report ACTED

For Maban, the epicenter of Sudanese refugees, health related issues are one of the greatest fears worrying the local population and humanitarian actors. This fear was worsened with the declaration of cholera earlier this year in parts of the country. ACTED as the water and sanitation and hygiene lead actor in Doro, Kaya and Gendrassa Camps in Maban, took swift action to avert any chances of a break out in the camps and to minimise the risk of diseases.

05 May 2017 description
report ACTED

In Maban County, in the North of South Sudan, bridges are key assets in accessing social amenities for food insecure populations. In collaboration with KfW, ACTED has carried out the construction of three bridges in Bunj, Gismala, and Leika villages of Maban County. This focus on bridge construction, supported by KfW funding, is part of an integrated approach to reinforce food security, livelihoods and improve the living environment of displaced and host populations in Maban County.

23 Dec 2016 description
report ACTED

ACTED’s food distributions reached 134,256 refugees in Gendrassa, Kaya and Doro refugee camps.

09 May 2016 description
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Displacement in Eastern Africa is predominantly of a protracted nature. At the end of February 2016, there were 11.7 million people displaced in the region, mostly in Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia (UNHCR), and at least half are children. Although most have been displaced for several years or even decades, few have durable solutions prospects such as returning to their home, being integrated into their host communities or settle elsewhere.

23 Mar 2015 description
report ACTED

“Water is the driving force of all nature” once declared Leonardo da Vinci, and World Water Day is an important reminder that water is the driving force of food and energy, environment, health, agriculture, and overall sustainable development.

25 Jul 2014 description
report ACTED

Since the onset of the crisis in South Sudan, ACTED has continued to implement its activities in five states across the country - Warrap, Jonglei, Upper Nile, Central Equatoria, and Lakes states. ACTED’s interventions have provided life-saving assistance to displaced persons, refugees, returnees and vulnerable local populations. Six months since the start of the crisis, ACTED reflects on what its teams have achieved.

09 Jul 2014 description
report ACTED

Sophia is a mother of four who fled to South Sudan after intense fighting in Sudan in 2011, abandoning her belongings behind. She seeked refuge in Gendrassa refugee camp, Upper Nile State.

Sophia graduated from a three month tailoring and business management course at ACTED’s Vocational Training Centre, supported by the Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration. Then, she received a grant of $100 from ACTED to launch her tailoring business.

15 May 2014 description
report ACTED

Gendrassa and Kaya refugee camps in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan, are now home to almost 37,000 people. Prolonged conflict and camp conditions can increase the risk of sexual and gender-based violence for women and children, as well as reduce their access to education, resources and income generating opportunities. Therefore, prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence is a key element of ACTED’s camp management activities.

12 May 2014 description
report ACTED

[ACTED news] - In refugee camps in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, there is a lack of higher education or skill-based training which reduces opportunities for employment, particularly for the youth.

Vocational training centres that are accessible to the youth of both host and refugee communities were established by ACTED teams, with the support of USAID. During the 3 month training sessions, the students prepare business plans in coordination with ACTED’s technical trainers to ensure their business has the best possible chance of success.

31 Jan 2014 description
report ACTED

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10 Dec 2013 description
report ACTED

UNITY [ACTED News] – ACTED is promoting environmental awareness among refugees and host communities in Ajuong Thok camp and Yida settlement in Unity State, South Sudan, in partnership with UNHCR. Unity State hosts over 70,900 refugees who have fled violence in South Kordofan State.This mass influx of people has put significant stress on natural resources.

14 Nov 2013 description
report ACTED

UNITY [ACTED News] – ACTED is promoting environmental awareness among refugees and host communities in Ajuong Thok camp and Yida settlement in Unity State, South Sudan, in partnership with UNHCR. Unity State hosts over 70,900 refugees who have fled violence in South Kordofan State.This mass influx of people has put significant stress on natural resources.

01 Aug 2013 description

Executive Summary

An Inter-Agency Rapid Assessment of host community populations in the vicinity of Yida Refugee Camp was undertaken over four days from 12 to 14 February in order to address existing gaps in knowledge regarding the number, location and humanitarian needs of host community populations in the area.

24 Jul 2013 description
report ACTED

During years of conflict, families from Central Darfur State have lost their businesses and sources of income to support their families, being forced to move to camps and sometimes return to their communities with no sustainable livelihoods. ACTED has focused on the provision of dry season cultivation assistance in addition to agricultural training and capacity building in rural areas of Zalingei to help sustain the most vulnerable households, with support from the French Embassy in Sudan.