Assessment mission to Nimule in South Sudan

Mar 2015

FAO South Sudan and DFID teams travelled to Nimule, Eastern Equatoria State to conduct a joint assessment mission for the FAO implemented and DFID funded project “Emergency Livelihood Support to crisis affected populations in South Sudan - FAO South Sudan Emergency Livelihood Response Programme.”

The voucher component of the project entails the establishment of two markets in Malijo IDP camp, whereby consumer beneficiaries (IDPs from Jonglei State who fled to the Nimule area during the crisis) are able to access fresh vegetables, fish and milk from local suppliers and traders.

The market days takes place three times a week and each family receives three vouchers per week. Working closely with the service provider and financial service provider, the vouchers are redeemed by local suppliers and traders at the end of the market day. The community members reported that June and July are the toughest months of the year for them to access food, so the project’s launch could not be more important.

Author: FAO/South Sudan