The South Sudan conflict has entered a fifth year and the entire population is experiencing far reaching effects on the livelihoods and socio-economic development. In January 2018, 5.3 million people (48% of the population) are estimated to be facing Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phases 3 and 4) acute food insecurity, out of which 1 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity. Compared with the same time last year, this reflects a 40% increase in the population facing severe food insecurity in the post-harvest season.
The security and humanitarian situation in Torit County continue to deteriorate due to ongoing conflict between government forces and some forces who defected from the government and fighting to topple the regime in power. This is also causing situations of uncertainty in terms of governance and has made many people take to neighboring countries like Uganda and Kenya while others to internally displaced camps in the country for safety. The continuous conflicts and frequent drought has deprived many citizens of the use of their land hence leading to wide spread poverty and some people being dependent on hand outs from relatives and humanitarian organizations.
ICCO Cooperation in partnership with Global Aim will implement integrated emergency response focusing on saving lives of affected population with provision of WASH, FSL and Protection. The program will create a conducive social environment by ensuring that affected population have immediate access to Safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene,, access to seeds and tools for immediate recovery, increased awareness on children and women rights and improved capacities of community based committees. ICCO together with Global Aim will be working in close collaboration with CARE, Plan and ACROSS and coordinate with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and ACT members in the same area to ensure successful delivery of the project.