the Red Cross implemented a new approach to emergency response coordination – the Movement Response Plan – which responds to protracted crisis in conflict. At the beginning of 2017, IFRC, ICRC and Red Cross Movement partners came together to support the South Sudan Red Cross in responding to the critical needs of the most vulnerable. South Sudan is seen as one of the most complex responses for humanitarians today. War has not only resulted in innumerable lives lost and millions internally displaced, but it has also put a major strain on communities and resulted in an extreme disruption to livelihoods. The situation is expected to intensify in 2018 as the country enters the dry season and rising food prices, lack of access to land and crops, food shortages and difficult humanitarian access continue to compound the crisis. Aweil East and Central, Kapoeta East and Yirol East.
The South Sudan Red Cross is providing essential household items, livelihood and agricultural opportunities, water and sanitation, health and psychosocial support to families impacted by conflict and disaster. Reaching some of the most remote and hard-to-reach communities, the South Sudan Red Cross is supporting 105,000 people who are severely food insecure in three areas of the country: Aweil East and Central, Kapoeta East and Yirol East.
105,000 people who are severely food insecure.