Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- 'Anything that was breathing was killed': War crimes in Leer and Mayendit
- Atrocity Alert No. 123, 19 September 2018: South Sudan, Burundi and Myanmar (Burma)
- Secretary-General calls revitalized agreement to resolve conflict in South Sudan ‘a positive and significant development’
- Breakthrough as humanitarian convoy reaches insecure areas in Wau, South Sudan
- Near Verbatim Transcript - Press Briefing by SRSG David Shearer - 19 September 2018
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) extended its services in cholera hotspots in South Sudan, a region particularly affected due to recurring conflicts and natural disasters. In 2017 PAH’s Emergency Response Team raised large-scale public awareness on the importance of using latrines and was able to reach 15,895 beneficiaries giving them access to dignified, safe, clean and functional excreta disposal facilities. 43 functional sample latrines were constructed, principally in public institutions such as health centers, schools and market places.
1. Background: Intervention overview
1. Background: intervention overview
Situation before intervention:
Polish Humanitarian Action’s mission in South Sudan has reported great improvements in all the projects’ activities in recent interventions across the country. The mission has contributed towards livelihoods improvement for 106,200 beneficiaries within the last two months throughout December 2017 and first quarter of January 2018, including extension of other project activities. “There is a large population affected by South Sudan recent conflict in various parts of the region, coupled with natural disasters such as flood, food insecurity and diseases that put people’s lives at risk.
Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) mission in South Sudan intervened in emergency shelter and nonfood items (ES & NFIs) by conducting series of needs assessments and distributions to reduce the suffering of the affected population in remote and hard to reach locations in South Sudan. The PAH Project coordinator for ES’ & NFIs, Lumaya Emmanuel said the emergency shelter and NFIs project was running for eight months beginning 1st of June 2017 and concluded on 31st January 2018.
In the last Non-Food Items (NFIs) project, which started on 1 October 2016 and ended in May 2017, Polish Humanitarian Action’s (PAH) emergency response team conducted 10 mobile interventions that made every effort possible to reach 93,412 IDPs through in-kind NFIs distribution. Explaining the mission, PAH’s project coordinator of NFIs/CBI projects, Lumaya Emmanuel, said his emergency response team assisted the most vulnerable host communities and returnees, mostly those who have found life so difficult to live in refugee camps in Uganda and have decided to return to Nimule.
Being a humanitarian worker in South Sudan might prove more challenging on different fronts. All ranging from lack of access, poor attitude from communities and their leaders, insecurity, and so on. Despite all this, vulnerable populations affected by conflict, epidemics and other natural calamities still need to be served or supported.
Humanitarian Situation in this Area
Inter-Cluster Response Mission (ICRM) lead by UNOCHA went to Mayendit (Southern Unity) on 7th April 2017 to response to families affected by famine, where IOM and PAH, for Shelter and NFI Cluster, participated.
In just over 20 years, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) has become one of the largest and most active non-profit humanitarian organizations based in Central Europe. Headquartered in Warsaw, PAH works around the world to reduce suffering caused by various humanitarian crises. Rooted in human rights and driven by the guiding principles of humanitarianism, impartiality, and neutrality, Polish Humanitarian Action strives to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable communities during all phases of a humanitarian crisis.
PAH’s Emergency Responses in South Sudan
South Sudan has been facing serious challenges since its independence. The conflict (on going since December 2013) renewed after the July 2016 fighting in Juba. The regions that were viewed as peaceful in the past years, mainly the Greater Equatoria states and Western Bar El Ghazal State, as well as Greater Upper Nile are experiencing huge violence. The conflict is causing a massive displacement of people.
Activity: Post Distribution Monitoring of NFI distribution carried out in Uror County, Jonglei state
Duration: 21st -24th April 2016
Activity: Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) of Shelter NFI distributed in South Mayendit County,
Duration: 25th June to 1th July 2016
State: Yei river of CES
Payam: NGEPO, KANGAPO ONE, KANGAPO TWO.
Boma: Kansuk, Bori, wudu, Mondi, bajur liwolo
GPS Coordinates: N 03’51’9.93” E 031’39’37.81”, N 03’47’2.21”E 031’30’23.99”
State: Unity State
GPS Coordinates: E029 07’’43.72 N09 08’21.13’’
DRC conducted needs assessment in late July and reported to the SFP and the national cluster who requested a mobile partner to go and conduct a deeper sector specific needs assessments.
At the end of February 2016 Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) finalized another emergency preparedness and response project in South Sudan financed by The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). PAH has been working as a mobile emergency partner in South Sudan since 2012 and will continue in 2016 with ECHO funding for mobile emergency response.
Activity: Carry out WASH and NFI Needs Assessment in surroundings of Yuai and Pieri due to recent fighting in Pajut and Padiek
At the request of: RRA from Pieri, Uror County, Jonglei State
Location: Pieri and Juet, Uror County, Jonglei State
N:17 54’ 22.66’’
E: 031 53’ 17.54’’
Itinerary: Juba-Yuai-Pieri-Yuai-Juet –Yuai-Juba
In 13-months long project, thanks to support of ECHO fund Polish Humanitarian Action managed to conduct rapid responses in the realm of water, hygiene and sanitation in most acute emergencies in Jonglei State and during the cholera outbreak in Central Equatoria.
This year’s outbreak of cholera in South Sudan has claimed 38 lives so far.
The Inter-Cluster Working Group (ICWG) in Juba and Bentiu conducted an Initial Rapid Need Assessment (IRNA) team to Mankien in Mayom County from 20-23 February 2015 to assess the humanitarian situation in the area. The team consisted of a thirteen-person UN and INGO team with participants from various humanitarian organisations, representing 8 clusters (Education, FSL, GBV, Health, NFI&ES, Nutrition, Protection, WASH). The team was received by representatives of the SSRRC, and INGO partners working in Mankien.
In 2015, thanks to the funds acquired from ECHO and the Common Humanitarian Fund PAH has the chance to carry out immediate aid activities in communities affected by natural disasters, conflicts and sudden outbreaks of cholera.
In 2014 the Emergency Response Team (ERT) carried out a total of 10 interventions, two of which took place in regions affected by outbreaks of cholera epidemics – Ikwotos and Juba, and two in UN IDP camps – Bor and Bentiu.