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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been sheltering at the Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site since December 2013. There are currently 112,140 IDPs seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working with the communities to improve the living conditions in the site.
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.
Development in South Sudan is curtailed by the ongoing widespread conflict coupled with very high levels of food insecurity and derailed economic progress. Conflict has led to significant displacements of populations from both urban and rural areas, with the most impact being felt in rural communities, which are conducive for agriculture and livestock production - but this production has been hindered. During this year’s International Day for Rural Women, ACTED recounts the role rural women of South Sudan play to ensure survival and progress in their communities.
South Sudan is the world’s newest country that continues to face unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with the June IPC report approximating slightly over 6 million individuals to be food insecure. The country continues to face significant displacement of people, and quick depletion of livelihoods and natural resources. According to South Sudan National Programmes of Action (NAPA), the country has not been spared by intense and frequent climatic disasters including drought and floods.
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been sheltering at the Bentiu protection of civilian (PoC) site since December 2013. There are currently 115,020 IDPs seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working with the communities to improve the living conditions in the site.
The issue of hunger has aroused great interest among the international community when famine was declared in South Sudan last February. Since then, the United Nations has declared the famine situation officially over. However, the root causes of hunger, and therefore of potential famine situations, are still there. The number of food insecure people is increasing.
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
In South Sudan, conflict, insecurity, displacements, access problems and the effects of climate change have led to food insecurity for some 3.9 million people. In the State of Unity (in the north of the country), which is particularly fragile and vulnerable, agriculture is severely compromised due to drought and lack of access to water, and suffered famine in 2017.
How do you describe the current situation you face in the country ? What kind of actions are you doing ?
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.
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.
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ACTED has been mobilised in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments since hurricane Matthew hit the region on 4 October 2016 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations. In all sectors, needs reached high levels: Matthew caused terrible damages, casualties and losses, destroying houses, infrastructure and crops, and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.
With famine having been declared in Unity state of South Sudan in February, one would expect to hear of vulnerable individuals migrating to other parts of the country or neighboring countries in search of food. Despite high food insecurity in Jonglei state, which is bordered by Unity state to the North West, Ruth, residing in one of Jonglei states, Akobo East, is not one of them. As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Ruth celebrates her bold moment- joining an Agro Pastoral Field School group.
ACTED’s food distributions reached 134,256 refugees in Gendrassa, Kaya and Doro refugee camps.
ACTED constructs a suspension footbridge in Gendrassa refugee camp in Maban County Upper Nile State in South Sudan to allow thousands of people to access social services and agricultural land.
ACTED, over the last 8 months, has been implementing a suspension footbridge project in Gendrassa refugee camp in South Sudan. The footbridge - the first of its kind - will enable 46,797 people from the camp and host communities to access Bunji town. Gendrassa camp is one of the three refugee camps (the others being Doro and Kaya) ACTED manages in Maban County-Upper Nile State.
15 December 2016