The armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in late 2013 with the outbreak of politically motivated violence has led to thousands of people being wounded or killed and hundreds of thousands have lost their livelihoods and access to basic services. Even now, armed actors continue to perpetrate an armed conflict through the deliberate targeting of the civilian population. The use of rape and sexual assault as a tactic of war is a common phenomenon, after which there are very little gender-based-violence services to aid the victims.
This project aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality rate of children under five. It also aims to confine the prevalence of HIV to less than 5% and mitigate its impact in the target areas. Finally, it will increase the knowledge of mothers regarding quality meternity resilience and new born care, and increase their access to good quality heath care.
The strategy targets 400,000 people in crisis-affected states, of which 80 per cent are women and girls. The implementing partner of the project is the South Sudan Red Cross working in close cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross. The funds for this project were raised by an annual campaign in collaboration with the Dutch public radio 3FM.
Conflict, Complex Emergency
Material relief assistance and services
Disaster Management Phase