South Sudan – Humanitarian Response in Nutrition and Protection

Reporting Organization:CARE Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 800,000
Timeframe: October 24, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Maxime Michel
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

CARE Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

South Sudan - $ 800,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Humanitarian Response (100 %)

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An estimated 7.5 million people across South Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across the country as a result of armed conflict, inter-communal violence, economic crisis, disease outbreaks and climatic shocks. Approximately 2 million people are internally displaced within South Sudan and over 1.9 million South Sudanese have sought protection in neighbouring countries. The civil war, as well as erratic rainfall in some areas, has resulted in 6 million people projected to require food assistance, with malnutrition rates over emergency thresholds. Outbreaks of cholera, measles, and hepatitis E have strained an already overwhelmed health system. Humanitarian access remains restricted in many conflict areas and large numbers of people are accessible only by air drops. With GAC support, CARE Canada is helping to provide much-needed nutrition and protection to up to 28,395 conflict-affected people in Mayom and Abiemnom counties in Unity State, South Sudan. Project activities include: (1) screening 8,236 children and pregnant/lactating women for malnutrition and refer them to treatment as necessary; (2) treating 2,035 children and pregnant/lactating women with severe and moderate acute malnutrition; (3) engaging 10,372 community members to raise awareness of gender-based violence (GBV) and its effects, service availability and facilitate service referrals; (4) providing case management and psychosocial support services to 1,140 vulnerable women and girls.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Under-5 children
Descriptors: Internally displaced people (IDP)
Total Direct Population: 28,395
Total Indirect Population: 111,560
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18934 People reached through CARE’s GBV interventions
2035 People enrolled SAM/MAM treatment
9461 People accessing nutrition services
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected immediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to interventions aimed at reducing the risk of mortality due to acute malnutrition among children, pregnant & lactating women as well as other vulnerable groups; and (2) improved availability, access to and demand for gender-based violence protection services for returnees as well as vulnerable host community women and girls. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Achieved Results



SRHR-related Indicators
  • # of people who have experienced, or are at risk of, any form of SGBV that have received related services in the previous 12 months
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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