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10 Aug 2018 description

A consortium of three organizations, ICCO Cooperation, ZOA and War Child, has started an innovative approach for youth to improve their social and economic wellbeing through psychosocial and livelihoods support in Africa’s biggest refugee settlement, Bidi bidi.

The project “Agri-business Skilling for Youth in a Refugee context” (ABSYR) started at the beginning of the year 2018 and will last for 3 years. Agriculture is a backbone for livelihoods in Northern Uganda.

22 Jul 2018 description

ICCO provides emergency relief in South Sudan, a country racked by conflict and where famine threatens. In the village of Ogwazu, near the town of Torit, ICCO provides assistance in the form of cash.

Josephine Kulan, 35 and mother of five children, is one of the women in Ogwazu who receives money from ICCO and Kerk in Actie. In her community women do most of the work: they look after the children and farm the land. Women also control family spending.

18 Aug 2016 description

This week trainings of the project “ACT for Humanitarian Capacity Development” take place at the global office of ICCO in Utrecht, the Netherlands. From 16th till 19th of August, 20 humanitarians from disaster prone countries receive training in how to deal with disasters and emergencies. In this way, communities will be better prepared to cope with disasters like the drought in Ethiopia, floods in Bangladesh and the earthquake in Nepal.

Better prepared for drought, floods and earthquakes

15 Feb 2016 description

Lives can be saved if people in local communities know what to do before, during and after a disaster. This is why ACT Alliance starts with capacity training programs of local communities through an EU initiative.

15 Jun 2015 description

The Dutch NGOs Joint Humanitarian Response for South Sudan (SSJR) is an emergency live saving program targeting both the IDPs and the host communicates of acute and chronic food insecure households affected by ongoing conflict in Abyei area, Western Bahr-el-Ghazal (WBeG), Equatoria (Eq) Central, Eq East, Eq West, Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap States of South Sudan.

The SSJR consortium is led by Save the Children International (SC) and includes CARE, Cordaid, Dorcas, HealthNet-TPO, ICCO & Kerk in Actie, OXFAM-Novib, PLAN, Stichting Vluchteling, World Vision, ZOA.

08 Aug 2014 description

Over a million people in South Sudan have been displaced since the violence started in December 2013. Since there was no possibility to cultivate the land, over three million people could be victim of food shortages in the coming months. A famine is feared. ICCO and Kerk in Actie support the people in South Sudan, combining emergency aid and long term programs focusing on livelihood and reconciliation.

12 May 2014 description

Juba, 12 May 2014 – On 20 May 2014, the international community will convene in Oslo, Norway, to discuss how to address the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. In just under five months since fighting erupted, the situation in South Sudan has deteriorated severely, causing 1.3 million people to flee from their homes, including an estimated 300,000 to neighboring countries. Over 4 million people, including over 2.5 million children, are extremely vulnerable to food insecurity, as people have been displaced from their sources of survival. This crisis is worsening on a daily basis.

18 Apr 2014 description

New Report Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Disaster in South Sudan

CARE urges global community to act now to help nearly 7 million at risk

Juba, South Sudan — A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response. CARE urges the global community to do more to provide urgently needed food and health aid as well as help stop the violent conflict that has precipitated this humanitarian crisis.