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Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected populations in South Sudan – FAO South Sudan Emergency Livelihood Response Programme

Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected populations in South Sudan – FAO South Sudan Emergency Livelihood Response Programme

Full title of the project:

Emergency livelihood support to crisis-affected populations in South Sudan – FAO South Sudan Emergency Livelihood Response Programme

Target areas:

South Sudan

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 10 167 154
12/12/2014-11/12/2015
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/413/UK
Objective:

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

Key partners:

21 Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

144 283 households (865 698 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Supported the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihood Response Programme campaigns for 2015.
  • Procured enough inputs to assemble 92 034 emergency livelihood crop, vegetable and fishing kits.
  • Recollected 112.3 tonnes of seed to help assemble emergency crop kits.
  • Distributed a total of 154 549 crop, vegetable and fishing kits to 115 580 households.
  • Provided basic training to 23 509 kit recipients to improve their overall production.
  • Designed illustrated leaflets for guidance on ideal crop kit use and best production practices, and printed 1 000 packets (5 000 leaflets) for distribution to kit recipients.
  • Procured 14 solar refrigerators to help establish cold chain hubs in priority counties.
  • Purchased enough veterinary drugs and equipment for 1 300 community-based animal health worker kits, sufficient to treat 325 000 livestock belonging to 10 833 households.
  • Distributed 2 000 fuel-efficient stoves (FES) and leaflets on their use, as well as trained displaced and host community beneficiaries on FES maintenance and utilization.
  • Conducted input trade fairs, reaching 14 366 households with 258.6 tonnes of crop seed.
  • Supported 1 504 nutrition voucher scheme exit strategy beneficiaries through vegetable and fishing kit provision, and training to selected recipients on their use and marketing skills.
Impact:
  • Improved vulnerable, crisis-affected households’ access to staple crops and nutritious vegetables and fish through the provision of emergency livelihood kits and training.
  • Enabled crop and vegetable kit recipients to produce enough food to cover household needs for six months, and fishing kit recipients an average catch of 429 kg per month.
  • Enforced cold chain capacity for improved livestock disease control through the procurement of solar refrigerators.
  • Enhanced animal health capacity and service delivery through support to the country-wide vaccination and treatment campaign.
  • Contributed to ease of pressure on natural resources and enhanced protection of women and girls against risk of gender-based violence through FES distribution and training.
  • Strengthened social cohesion among displaced and hosting communities by supporting the nutrition voucher exit scheme, enabling households to access nutritious foods and engage in business beyond the closure of the scheme.