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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 – FAO South Sudan Emergency Livelihood Response Programme

Target areas:

Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile and Warrap States.

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 13 787 375
8300000
18/03/2014-30/06/2015
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/404/UK
Objective:

To provide time-critical livelihood support to conflict-affected, displaced and food-insecure populations.

Key partners:

34 Non-governmental Organizations and State Ministries of Animal Resources and Fisheries.

Beneficiaries reached:

186 247 households (1 117 482 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Supported the implementation of FAO South Sudan’s Emergency Livelihood Response Programme campaigns for 2014 and 2015.
  • Procured enough inputs to assemble 144 966 emergency livelihood crop, vegetable and fishing kits.
  • Provided 3 771 kg of foundation seed, 600 tools and training through the farmer field school approach to 600 progressive seed growers to enhance the local availability of quality seed.
  • Distributed a total of 176 354 emergency livelihood kits (i.e. 69 622 crop, 67 323 vegetable and 39 409 fishing kits) to 149 004 households across Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes, Unity,
  • Upper Nile and Warrap States in 2014 and 2015.
  • Trained 204 traders on improved fish, milk and vegetable production and marketing practices.
  • Provided 1 204 displaced and host community households in Eastern Equatoria State with nutrition vouchers for fish, milk and vegetables from local producers.
  • Procured sufficient veterinary drugs and equipment to assemble over 1 987 community-based animal health worker (CBAHW) kits.
  • Vaccinated and treated 550 068 heads of livestock belonging to 19 509 households.
  • Equipped 349 CBAHWs with 585 animal treatment kits and refresher training.
  • Purchased 14 solar refrigerators to help build national-level cold chain capacity.
  • Distributed fuel-efficient stoves (FES) to 15 930 households and provided training on their use.
Impact:
  • Enhanced access to and availability of staple and nutrition-rich foods among crisis-affected households through the timely provision of livelihood kits and training.
  • Enabled households receiving crop and/or vegetable kits the capacity to produce enough vegetables and staple crops to cover household needs for up to six months.
  • Supported fishing kit recipients to harvest an average catch of 429 kg per month.
  • Stimulated local markets and enhanced the nutritional intake of displaced and host community households through the nutrition voucher scheme.
  • Improved animal health capacity and service delivery, reducing risks of disease outbreak, through the provision of cold chain, vaccination and treatment inputs and training.
  • Minimized impact on the environment and protected women and girls from gender-based violence associated with the collection of firewood through FES use.