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
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1.1 Project Background
World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have made a strategic decision to transition from material aid support to refugees to cash based transfers. This is driven by the increasing cost of delivering food and material aid. Close to US$12,000,000 is spent monthly on food distribution. The decision is supported by research that shows that beneficiaries make smart spending decisions that mitigate against food insecurity.
This paper will present evidence on how cash transfers empowers conflict affected populations. The evidence is based on two projects implemented by DCA in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Furthermore, the paper present evidence on how the two projects successfully linked cash and protection. 14, 520 beneficiaries (80% females) including 26 vendors benefited from the projects.
Background to the Baseline Assessment
Yumbe District (Bidibidi settlement) hosts about 272,2061 refugees from South Sudan. The influx of refugees to Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe District began in August 2016 due to increased conflict, scarcity of food, and financial instability caused by hyperinflation in South Sudan.
27 humanitarian agencies working in South Sudan have warned that unless substantial funds are immediately provided to those working on the ground, organisations will struggle to stop famine spreading across the country in the next few months. The statement follows Monday’s declaration of famine in parts of the country.
South Sudan is facing increased violence, political chaos and a deepening economic crisis, resulting in widespread hunger and massive displacement
By Andreas Kiaby, Head of Programme, DanChurchAid, South Sudan
15 December 2016
DanChurchAid (DCA) has received a new grant of USD 650,000 from the South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) for a project aiming at reducing threats to civilians from landmines and other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW)
The grant from CHF enables DCA to continue its effort in improving the safety of civilians by not only disposing any explosive ordnances located within the proximity of the communities but also raising awareness of the hazards that exist around them.
The Dutch government has granted 11.6 million euros to DCA's efforts to create security in four of the world's hotspots. It is the largest donation from an international donor in DCA history
DCA’s can now intensify its efforts to create safety in four countries affected by conflict thanks to a large donation from the Dutch government.
From 11 February to 4 March DanChurchAid (DCA), in collaboration with its partners, Community Development Support Services (CDSS) and Kapoeta Development Initiative (KDI), did food security and market assessments in three counties (Kapoeta South, Budi and Ikotos) in Eastern Equatoria state, which comprise over 40.000 households.
Key findings were that:
The food security situation has deteriorated since January 2016 since the food harvested by majority of households in the last agricultural season was depleted in December 2015.
Without waste management, latrines, access to safe water and promotion of good hygiene, a crowded refugee camp will result in the rapid spread of disease.
A new fresh food voucher system introduced in Ethiopia is benefiting 3,000 South Sudanese refugee families in Tierkidi camp in Gambella.
World Without Mines (Welt ohne Minen) has granted USD 55,212 to DCA’s Risk Education (RE) work in South Sudan. This allows DCA to give internally displaced people (IDPs), host communities and humanitarian workers a better understanding of explosive remnants of war (ERW) in order to protect themselves from death and injury.
The organisation World Without Mines (WWM) has granted 49,300 USD to facilitate DCA’s emergency Risk Education operations in South Sudan, that seeks to inform and educate the internally displaced people in the areas around the Northern border about the threats of the Explosive Remnants of War.
15th December marks one year since violence broke out in the capital, Juba, and spread to most of South Sudan. Nearly 2 million people are still displaced and fear to return home. Most live in the bush while others live in abandoned, collapsing houses, often more families in one of the grass-thatched tukuls
Akol comes from Duk County, and fled his village in the darkness of the night.
“Rebels came over night and burned down houses. We were sleeping when we suddenly heard the sound of guns, so I left without any clothes, only wearing my underpants”.