South Sudan Joint Response

Providing emergency humanitarian assistance for at-risk populations

The thirteen member organizations of the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the people who suffer most from the conflict in South Sudan.

Contact - Save the Children

Joint response lead

Martine Bergwerff

T: +31 (0)70 338 44 48

E: martine.bergwerff[@]savethechildren.nl

About the Crisis

The people of South Sudan continue to live in fear and uncertainty caused by the conflict. An increase in the armed conflict, ethnic tensions, disease and economic hardship has caused a dramatically deteriorating situation. The internal conflict which broke out in December 2013 has seen some 2.3 million people displaced Рthe majority of them children. About eight million South Sudanese Рmore than half of the country’s population Рare in need of humanitarian assistance, with almost five million civilians food insecure.

The Dutch Relief Alliance Response

The thirteen member organizations of the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the people who suffer most from the conflict. Our collaboration in South Sudan to date is on course for the following results:

  • More than 110,000 people received cash vouchers, seeds and/or agricultural items, or were trained in knowledge on nutrition and animal health.
  • Over 28,000 people were given protection through Child Friendly Spaces or by staff/communities being trained on subjects such as Gender Based Violence and Child protection. The programme invested in Family tracing and Reunification, to bring children back to their families.
  • More than 13,000 people were provided with emergency shelters or other Non-Food Items (NFI).
  • Almost 40,000 people were vaccinated or received other forms health care such as consultations, and referrals and reproductive health services.
  • Almost 200,000 people benefitted from Water, Sanitation and Hygiene-measures such as new water points, hand washing facilities and latrines, sanitary or hygiene kits and the training of water-mechanics.
  • Around 12,000 children were treated for malnutrition, some 80 volunteers were trained to prevent, recognize and treat malnutrition.