South Sudan

South Sudan Humanitarian Fund: A fast, coordinated and effective way to support South Sudanese in need of assistance - 2016 Overview


The South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) is a multi-donor pooled fund that supports the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the most critical needs in a strategic and coordinated manner. Through the SSHF:

• Funds are channeled to where they are most needed according to the most urgent priorities within the Humanitarian Response Plan as agreed by the humanitarian community.

• Funds are made available for rapid response to meet urgent or unforeseen needs and/or bolster pipelines and common services at critical moments in the humanitarian response.

SSHF funds play a critical role in the humanitarian response. In 2016, US$81.3 million has been allocated from the SSHF to:

1 Front line services: delivery of life-saving and vital humanitarian assistance and protection to people in most urgent need ($47.1 million).

2 Common pipelines: procurement and pre-positioning of critical emergency supplies for frontline activities ($24.5 million).

3 Enablers: common services - such as logistics, including transportation of supplies and personnel – which support the humanitarian operation and maximize efficiency and effectiveness ($9.7 million).

In January 2016, the SSHF Advisory Board identified $38.7 million top priority projects for funding through the first standard allocation to kick-start implementation of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan, taking advantage of the dry season to reach people in dire need and pre-position supplies for the rainy season. A reserve allocation of $2.4 million was released in June to support partners to scale-up their response in and around Wau to assist thousands of newly displaced people. In August, $29.7 million was released through the second standard allocation to fund the most urgent projects across the country. In December 2016, a reserve allocations of nearly $11 million was released to support dry season response in the Greater Equatoria region.


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