Goal: Providing emergency humanitarian assistance for at-risk populations
Lead Organization: Save the Children
Organizations: Save the Children, CARE, Plan Nederland, Dorcas, Help a Child, Tear NL and other organizations
Duration: January 1, 2020 –
December 31, 2020
Highlight: The 7 DRA member organizations, together with 9 national partners, provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the people who suffer most from the conflict in South Sudan.

Type of response:

About the Crisis

A year after the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), the ceasefire holds in most parts of the country. The effects of years of conflict, displacement and lack of basic services continue to be felt throughout the country. Some 7.3 million people are facing problems related to their physical and mental well-being. Almost half of all counties have a convergence of high needs related to food insecurity, protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and nearly 7.5 million people – more than two thirds of South Sudan’s population – are in need of humanitarian assistance.

The Dutch Relief Alliance response

In 2020, 7 seven member organizations of the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), together with 9 national partners, work together to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the people who suffer most from the conflict. The Dutch Relief Alliance partners joined forces to provide a total of 106.500 people with FSL (Food Security and Livelihoods), WASH, Multi-Purpose Cash and Protection Support in different parts of South Sudan, namely in Aweil East, Koch, Malakal, Fashoda, Wau and Pibor.  More specifically, the project will see that:

  • 69.427 people will be provided with resources to start and rebuild their livelihoods.
  • 23.760 people will be provided with relief food distribution
  • 43.000 people will benefit from the provision of clean water, functional sanitation facilities and awareness raising around good hygiene practices.
  • 14.440 people will receive cash to meet their immediate needs
  • 17.120 children will be screened for malnutrition and 7.800 children will be treated for acute malnutrition.
  • 93.257 people will benefit from protection measures, of which 26.440 children who will be provided with structured recreational activities to strengthen resilience, coping mechanisms and wellbeing.


Contact lead organization Save the Children
Anne Nieuwenhuis
T: +31 (0)70 338 44 48
E: anne.nieuwenhuis[@]