Goal: Providing emergency humanitarian assistance for at-risk populations and building resilience of communities to face acute shocks and recover from crisis
Lead Organisation: Save the Children
Organisations: CARE, Dorcas, Plan International, Save the Children, Help a Child, Tearfund, War Child Holland, ACROSS, CEF, CEDS, WDG, MHA, UNIDOR, WOCO and SAADO
Duration: January 1, 2022 –
December 31, 2023
Seven member organizations of the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), together with 8 national partners, continue to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis in different parts of South Sudan, namely in Malakal, Fashoda, Aweil East, Tonj East, Melut, Jur River, Wau, Tonj North, Pibor, Koch and Lainya. The response also aims to enhance the transition from humanitarian assistance to resilience by addressing the root causes of vulnerability and enabling communities at risk to build resilience to acute shocks and chronic stresses and recover from the crisis. The DRA partners join forces to provide over 347,341 people with Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH, Multi-Purpose Cash, Nutrition and Protection Support.

Type of response:

South Sudan is now facing its highest levels of food insecurity and malnutrition since independence 10 years ago. 8.3 million people in South Sudan are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance, 54% of which are children, with communities hit hard by the triple shock of intensified conflict and sub-national violence, three consecutive years of major flooding, and the impact of COVID-19.  Nearly 5 million people were estimated to face protection risks and violations in 2021, with children disproportionately affected by crisis and exposed to multiple protection risks including recruitment by armed groups, psychosocial distress, family separation, violence and exploitation. Access to essential services, including health care, education, water and sanitation, as well as protection and legal services, was already limited and much of the service infrastructure was damaged, destroyed or closed since the conflict flared up in 2020.

Consequently, the project will see that:

  • 121,300 people will be provided with resources to start and rebuild their livelihoods;
  • 9,900 people will be provided with relief food distribution, including in IPC5 affected communities;
  • 123.119 people will benefit from the provision of clean water, functional sanitation facilities and awareness raising around good hygiene practices;
  • 6,300 people will receive cash to meet their immediate needs;
  • 42,670 people will be screened for malnutrition. 6,940 children and 4,420 pregnant or lactating women will be treated for moderate or acute malnutrition;
  • 225,204 people will benefit from protection measures, of which 23,663 children will be provided with structured recreational activities to strengthen resilience, coping mechanisms and wellbeing.


Contact lead organisation Save the Children
Anne Nieuwenhuis