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27 Aug 2018 description

Seeds and tools for mothers provide boost to family’s nutrition and livelihoods

Written and photos by Corrie Butler

Mary, Regina and Angelina stand proudly in front of their new garden they’ve built in their community in Panameth, Aweil East, South Sudan. As women, they’ve come together to plant several different seeds that will provide them and their families with a more nutritionally-rich diet and a sustainable livelihood for the years to come.

27 Jul 2018 description

Summary:

The regional appeal, throughout its first year, has supported 15 emergency operations, including ten Appeals and five DREFs. The latter were/are aiming at meeting the needs of approximately two million

people in 14 countries, including five countries of focus: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia and South-Sudan. For this 12-month report, these operations were asked to provide a brief overview of their key achievements, successes, challenges and key lessons learned over the past year.

Country wise and regional key main achievements

In Countries:

19 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum/Nairobi/Geneva, 19 July 2018 – Tens of thousands of people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan are in “desperate” need of humanitarian assistance and care, says the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy.

Mr Sy was speaking following a visit to Sudan’s White Nile State, near the border with South Sudan and home to 150,000 people displaced by the conflict.

10 Jul 2018 description

By Stella NGUGI

While in the middle of an ever-evolving humanitarian crisis, South Sudan has remained committed to developing strong legal frameworks to facilitate the timely delivery of assistance to vulnerable communities and enhance disaster risk management in the country. To guide these efforts, the South Sudan Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MHADM) has been spearheading the development of a National Disaster Risk Management (NDRM) Policy to strengthen the country’s disaster risk management framework.

14 Jun 2018 description

Summary

This Operation Update provides an update on the implementation of the Revised Emergency Plan of Action published in December 2017, including the activities implemented between December 2017 and May 2018, and the Plan of Action for the remaining timeframe. The expenditure level is at 74% To ensure the implementation of all remaining activities, a no cost time extension for an additional three months from June 24th to September 24th. is sought.

06 Jun 2018 description

In a small village in Aweil East, South Sudan, Along Kuan Kuan sits on a bright-coloured mat in the centre of her thatched-roof home, preparing sorghum. For Along, a returnee from Sudan, this is the first time in two days her and her eight children will eat. She places a cooking pot next to her other utensils on top of her new, make-shift table – a long, cardboard box, labelled South Sudan Red Cross.

15 May 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This update is requesting a no-cost three months extension (new end date: 16 August 2018). This extension will allow the deployment of a DCPRR Delegate from the region and a RDRT to Sudan to support the Sudanese Red Crescent (SRCS) to review humanitarian context and inform operational strategies such as revision of emergency appeal or convert into country operational plan. The emergency appeal operation is currently underfunded (3%) while the needs on the ground remain high.

23 Apr 2018 description

Reporting by: Irene Nakasiita

Under the scorching afternoon sun, a young woman walks through the narrow, bushy foot path with a jerrycan. She opens a running tap near a fenced water plant, fills her jerrycan and returns to the path. She is Beatrice Anyei, 26. With a shy smile she welcomes me to follow her to her home.

22 Mar 2018 description

Water and sanitation is a basic human right for all. Yet, water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population (UN Report on Clean Water and Sanitation). Unfortunately, in countries like South Sudan, although completely preventable, water and sanitation-related diseases are among the top killers of children under five.

Six-year old, Mary, reaches for the water pump handle well above her head to fill her large jerry can with water. In one effortless motion, she hoists the jerry can onto her head balancing it on her head without her hands.

31 Jan 2018 description

Living in the wake of a severe humanitarian crisis and ongoing civil unrest, South Sudan continues to demonstrate its undying determination to build strong foundations for its people. With over 100,000 people facing starvation, over 2 million South Sudanese refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries and the unfortunate collapse of the much-anticipated Christmas Eve ceasefire, the situation in the country continues to become more complex.

17 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Effects of inter-communal violence that broke out in Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in December 2017; including abductions and killings in North Kivu resulted in mass displacement and flight of Congolese through Uganda’s South-Western border points in Bunagana, Kisoro district and Lake Albert in Hoima district.

27 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 4,503,319 Swiss francs (out of which 1,545,081 Swiss francs is covered by bilateral response) increased from 2,670,638 Swiss francs to enable the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to deliver assistance for 216,666 people (increased from 136,666 people) in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), health and care, protection (psychosocial support and prevention) and National Society capacity building for a total of 22 months. The operation is moving from an emergency response phase to a longer-term one with timelines adapted to field circumstances.

23 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 2,010,476 to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to complement and support the country-level emergency operations related to food crises in Africa, mainly those Emergency Appeals focusing on drought and food insecurity. This regional appeal will ensure that the response to the food crises in Africa is effectively managed and coordinated beyond the country level, focusing on five key objectives:

22 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of two million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to complement and support the country-level emergency operations related to food crises in Africa, mainly those Emergency Appeals and DREF funded operations focusing on drought and food insecurity. This regional appeal will ensure that the response to the food crises in Africa is effectively managed and coordinated beyond the country level, focusing on five key objectives:

05 Dec 2017 description

In the face of climate change, the world continues to witness frequent and large-scale disasters. In the rst half of 2017 alone, 149 natural disasters occurred in 73 countries resulting in 3,162 deaths, affecting 80 million people and resulting in the estimated loss of US$32.4 billion.

27 Nov 2017 description

Community engagement and accountability supports those involved in programmes and operations to adopt innovative approaches to better understand and engage with people and work with them to address unhealthy and unsafe practices. It maximizes the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s unique relationship with the community to help them speak out about the issues that affect them and influence decision and policy-makers to implement positive change.