Fisheries on the White Nile river in South Sudan

Feb 2017

By distributing fishing kits to people affected by a crisis in South Sudan, FAO helps them to re-build their livelihoods and assure food availability for the community. In many cases, beneficiaries have fled from their homes and have lost all their assets and/or do not have the means to replace fishing gear that has been damaged.

The fishing kits can provide an immediate source of food, providing a means to survive, but also offer income opportunities to enhance their ability to bounce back after shocks inflicted by the conflict. In 2016, FAO supported over 120,000 households with fishing kits which is estimated to give a family enough food for about six months either through household consumption or sales in the market.

Author: FAO/South Sudan