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Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected populations in South Sudan

Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected populations in South Sudan

Full title of the project:

Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected populations in South Sudan

Target areas:

South Sudan

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 6 416 838
25/04/2014-24/04/2015
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/407/DEN
Objective:

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

Key partners:

26 Non-governmental Organizations and Government ministries.

Beneficiaries reached:

161 344 beneficiary households (968 064 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Supported the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP) campaigns for 2014 and 2015.
  • Distributed 119 251 livelihood kits (45 292 crop, 42 388 vegetable and 31 571 fishing kits) to 109 710 beneficiary households.
  • Procured 52.32 tonnes of local crop seed for incorporation into livelihood kits to be distributed under other ELRP projects.
  • Vaccinated or treated 1 883 818 animals, equal to 55.4 percent of all animals vaccinated and treated under the 2014 ELRP campaign.
  • Provided training to 389 community-based animal health workers and supplied them with 655 animal treatment kits, enough to treat up to 163 750 animals.
  • Procured 127 pieces of cold chain equipment, including eight freezers, eight ice-lined refrigerators and six solar fridges, as well as spare parts.
  • Formed 43 farmers’ groups to learn about and conduct seed multiplication through the farmer field school approach.
  • Conducted input trade fairs, providing 11 145 households with 18 kg of seed each through the trading of vouchers, injecting a total of SSP 1 337 400 into local markets.
  • Purchased 22 900 fuel-efficient stoves (FES), distributed to internally displaced persons and host communities under other ELRP projects.
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, support to seed multiplication and implementation of input trade fairs.
  • Minimized the environmental impact of improvised encampments and protected women and girls from gender-based violence associated with the collection of firewood through the purchase of FES for distribution to displaced and host communities.