South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) Dashboard (Second Quarter as of 30 June 2018)
US$21 million allocated to support top priority front-line activities
By the end of the second quarter, the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund had received US$ 35 million which includes $19.4 million carry-over funds from 2017 and $15.5 million new contributions from Sweden ($5.9m), Belgium ($4.9m), Ireland ($3.6m), Canada ($0.6m), and Luxembourg ($0.4m). The South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) allocated US$21 million through the 2018 first standard allocation early in the year. Funding went to 62 partners to kick-start top priority front-line activities under the 2018 HRP, at a time when the compounding effects of displacement, disease, food insecurity, malnutrition and protection concerns worsened.
Funds were prioritised across nine clusters including Health (17.6 per cent), Nutrition (15 per cent), Protection (14.1 per cent), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) (11.9 per cent), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) (10 per cent), Logistics (9.5 per cent), Education (9.5 per cent), Emergency Shelter and Non-Food Items (ES-NFIs) (8.6 per cent), and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) (3.8 per cent). Geographical prioritisation reflected those areas facing greatest severity of humanitarian needs, and locations where affected people faced the risk of destitution due to the actual or imminent absence of humanitarian services. Jonglei (29.5 per cent), Unity (19 per cent), Upper Nile (17.1 per cent) and Western Bahr el Ghazal (9.5 per cent) received the largest investments.
The SSHF is in the process of allocating an additional $30 million through the 2018 Second Standard allocation, with implementation of activities expected to start towards the end of August. Additional contributions are urgently needed to address top priority humanitarian needs throughout the second half of 2018.