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Emergency response to protect conflict-affected displaced populations in Greater Upper Nile from hunger and malnutrition

Emergency response to protect conflict-affected displaced populations in Greater Upper Nile from hunger and malnutrition

Full title of the project:

Emergency response to protect conflict-affected displaced populations in Greater Upper Nile from hunger and malnutrition

Target areas:

Greater Upper Nile, Greater Equatoria

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 504 772
01/06/2015-30/06/2016
Project code:
OSRO/SSD/503/DEN
Objective:

To contribute to protecting vulnerable displaced populations in Greater Upper Nile affected by the most recent fighting against hunger, malnutrition and destitution

Key partners:

7 Non-governmental Organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

136 579 households (818 790 individuals).

Activities implemented:
  • Identified extremely vulnerable and displaced households through rapid needs assessments to target with vegetable and fishing survival kits.
  • Supported helicopter-based distributions in 28 locations of Greater Upper Nile to reach 127 934 extremely vulnerable households with 138 000 survival kits.
  • Mitigated security risks through the implementation of a robust security clearance process for all helicopter flights, including security risk assessments and rapid distributions.
  • Distributed 9 071 livelihood kits (5 522 crop [4 392 of which through input trade fairs], 2 630 vegetable and 920 fishing kits) to 8 531 beneficiary households in Greater Equatoria.
  • Implemented input trade fairs, benefiting 4 392 households with locally sourced crop seed of their preference.
  • Complemented livelihood kit distributions with capacity development training on various topics related to agricultural production and post-production through implementing partners.
  • Conducted animal health activities through the helicopter operation, vaccinating, treating and deworming some 4 695 livestock belonging to 114 households.
Impact:
  • Provided potentially lifesaving support by increasing the food security of extremely vulnerable and remote households through the provision of highly portable vegetable and fishing kits, bringing displaced families fast relief with short-cycle vegetables and fresh fish.
  • 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.
  • Supported local markets and traders through the implementation of input trade fairs.
  • Improved animal health status in Jonglei as a result of vaccination, treatment and deworming activities.