Humanitarian Needs Assessment -Christian Aid


Christian Aid works globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We work with partners to implement integrated and innovative programme to address Poverty, Power including using our Prophetic voices. In South Sudan, through our local partners including ecumenical partners of the ACT Alliance including Caritas network in South Sudan to achieve transformation from violence to peace and saving lives of crisis affected communities.

Christian Aid plans to undertake a comprehensive needs assessment to inform an emergency response programming in selected Counties of former Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei States. The Needs Assessment will cover Humanitarian Assistance, Food Security & Livelihoods, Nutrition and Protection (CP and GBV). This assessment will focus on a combination of IPC 3, 4 and 5 Counties in the Greater Upper Nile Region, as well as those that have experienced repeated displacements over the past years as a result of the protracted conflict that have exacerbated households’ food insecurity and chronic malnutrition due to limited access to humanitarian assistance & food production inputs and livelihoods means. Protection concerns have also been on the increase due to the broken social fabrics. With reported violence ranging from sexual violence, early marriages, child neglect & abuse, separation of family members among others.

The Assessment : The selected Counties in former Unity, Northern Jonglei and Upper Nile states are chronically in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity, Emergency (IPC Phase 4) and some pockets that are in Catastrophe (IPC phase 5) depending on seasonality. Depending on accessibility, the assessment will sample counties of Mayendit, Leer, Panyijar, Koch and Rubkona in former Unity State; Fangak. Ayod, Uror, Duk and Akobo in former Jonglei state; and Ulang, Panyikang, Fashoda, Maiwut and Nasir in former Upper Nile state. The sample locations for this assessment will be a mix of counties with the heterogenous characteristic but also similarities of other factors. It is therefore significantly important that a mix of both desk reviews of important to know the relevant clusters/ OCHA and other actors information and household level information is methodology and tools are used.

No counties were classified as in Famine (IPC phase 5) in January 2019; rather in some counties, fewer than 20% of the population were estimated to be in Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5).

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