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Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected population in South Sudan - Emergency Livelihood Response Programme

Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected population in South Sudan - Emergency Livelihood Response Programme

Full title of the project:

Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected population in South Sudan - Emergency Livelihood Response Programme

Target areas:

South Sudan

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 9 000 000
11/04/2014-10/04/2015
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/406/USA
Objective:

To contribute to protecting vulnerable populations affected by the ongoing crisis in South Sudan against hunger, malnutrition and destitution.

Key partners:

18 Non-governmental Organizations and Government ministries.

Beneficiaries reached:

95 452 beneficiary households (572 712 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Supported the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihood Response Programme campaigns for 2014 and 2015.
  • Procured 450 308 agricultural tools 840 tonnes of crop seed, 15 840 kg of vegetable seed and 208 168 pieces of fishing equipment for integration into 91 653 crop, 42 191 vegetable and 27 742 fishing kits.
  • Recollected 250 tonnes of locally produced crop seed in 2015, one-third of the total crop seed purchased under the project that year.
  • Purchased 9 960 pieces of protective equipment for 1 245 community-based animal health workers (CBAHWs), two cocoons and one rubhall for seed storage and one vehicle.
  • Distributed 105 697 livelihood kits (42 148 crop, 34 682 vegetable and 28 867 fishing kits) to 91 151 beneficiary households.
  • Provided basic training and technical messages to over 14 397 kit recipients across Greater Equatoria and Greater Upper Nile as well as Lakes State on kit usage.
  • Vaccinated 225 767 animals belonging to 4 301 households.
  • Provided training to 47 CBAHWs and supplied them with 111 treatment kits, enough to treat up to 27 750 animals.
  • Procured 63 pieces of cold chain equipment, including 10 solar fridges, 48 vaccine carriers and spare parts.
Impact:
  • Improved access to and availability of staple and nutrition-rich foods among crisis-affected households through the timely provision of livelihood kits.
  • Provided crop and vegetable kit-receiving households the capacity to produce sufficient staple crops and vegetables to cover household needs for up to six months.
  • Enabled fishing kit recipients to harvest an average catch of 429 kg per month.
  • Enhanced animal health capacity and service delivery, reducing risks of disease outbreak, through the provision of cold chain, vaccination and treatment inputs and training.
  • Supported local seed producers and markets through the recollection of seed.