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Emergency livelihoods response in South Sudan

Emergency livelihoods response in South Sudan

Full title of the project:

Emergency livelihoods response in South Sudan

Target areas:

Lakes state

USD 2 500 000
Project code:

To increase the resilience and support the food security and nutrition of pastoralist communities

Key partners:

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED), Catholic Radio Network, Christian Mission for Development, Internews Network, Joint Aid Management South Sudan, Norwegian People’s Aid, Smile Again Africa Development Organization, Support for Peace and Education Development Programme, The Organization for Children’s Harmony (TOCH), Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VSF) Germany, VSF Switzerland

Beneficiaries reached:

56 500 households, and trained 481 community-based animal health workers (CBAHWs) and 28 NGO and Government staff

Activities implemented:
  • Conducted field investigation missions to the Lakes state during the 2017–2018 Rift Valley fever outbreak and trained 16 CBAHWs in disease surveillance.
  • Distributed 1 416 animal treatment kits for CBAHWs to use, comprising drugs and laboratory equipment.
  • Trained a total of 481 CBAHWs on diagnosing, vaccinating against and treating common and emerging diseases, as well as on the correct administration of the medications provided.
  • Through CBAHWs, treated a total of 289 007 cattle, shoats and poultry and enabled the vaccination of 1 404 585 animals.
  • Contributed to the maintenance and expansion of national veterinary cold chain systems by enabling the deployment of 106 solar-powered vaccine fridges from Juba to various field locations, increasing cold chain storage capacity in 68 field locations.
  • Supported the training of 28 NGO and Government technical staff in vaccine cold chain management.
  • Contributed to the development of a national foot-and-mouth disease control strategy.
  • Contributed to a 76 percent reduction in livestock mortality in areas where vaccinations and treatment were conducted.
  • Enabled prepositioning of vaccines in strategic locations through solar-powered vaccine fridges that are now operational across the country.
  • Strengthened and maintained the capacity of CBAHWs to deliver animal health services.
  • Safeguarded households’ livelihoods by protecting livestock assets, thereby maintaining production of nutritious food and increasing food security, in particular outside of the main planting season.