$11 MILLION ALLOCATED FOR EQUATORIA PIPELINES RESPONSE
In December 2016, the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) completed the allocation of nearly US$11 million to support priority humanitarian action during the dry season in the Greater Equatoria region. The reserve allocation – the second in 2016 – will fund 12 projects, including the procurement and transportation of core pipeline supplies to enable: treatment of life-threatening morbidities in conflict-affected communities; life-saving vaccination of children; provision of clean water, sanitation and hygiene; treatment of acute malnutrition; distribution of vital non-food items and emergency shelter supplies; and distribution of emergency livelihoods kits in areas where crops can be planted and harvested. Supplies will also be procured for inter-agency survival kits - a collection of essential, multi-sectoral life-saving items that are easily transported by foot and aim to improve people’s ability to survive in remote locations where they are cut off from access to basic items.The allocation prioritized sectors with the most acute humanitarian needs, with 22 per cent allocated for health, 21 per cent for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), 20 per cent for nutrition, 15 per cent for emergency shelter and non-food items, 11 per cent for protection, 7 per cent for food security and livelihoods and 4 per cent for education.
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