2022-04 Factsheet - South Sudan
Beneficiaries receiving NFI assistance during distribution in Namutina. @DRC, 2022
- In 2022, the Shelter & NFI (SNFI) Cluster identified 2.1 million people in South Sudan require emergency shelter and non-food items (NFI). Of this group, the cluster is targeting 1.4 million of the most vulnerable households to receive SNFI assistance, through in-kind distribution, cash/voucher assistance (CVA), and/or integrated settlement programming.
- 235,185 people assisted in the first quarter of 2022;
- Recent violence in Leer County affected more than 18,000 households;
- In 2022, the Shelter & NFI (SNFI) Cluster identified 2.1 million people in South Sudan require emergency shelter and non-food items (NFI). Of this group, the cluster is targeting 1.4 million of the most vulnerable households to receive SNFI assistance, through in-kind distribution, cash/voucher assistance (CVA), and/or integrated settlement programming. This includes the newly displaced population, people in protracted displacement, returnees, and host communities affected by the conflict, sub-national violence, and flooding. The Cluster has requested 35 million USD to assist these populations.
- In the first quarter of 2022, SNFI Cluster partners continued to address the needs of flood-affected populations, particularly in Unity, Upper Nile, and Jonglei states, as well as responding to an outbreak of violence in the Abyei administrative area that triggered displacement into Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, and Warrap states.
- Recent violence in Leer County has affected nearly 18,000 households, with people displacing in multiple directions in response to actions by armed groups. SNFI partners on the ground are coordinating Shelter & NFI response to the most vulnerable households.
- During the first quarter of 2022, cluster partners assisted 235,185 individuals. Of this, 17,639 individuals assisted with shelter, 41,157 individuasl assisted with NFI, and 176,389 individuals assisted with the flood kits which contain two plastic sheets, two mosquito nets, and two blankets. This representing 16 per cent of Humanitarian Response Plan target in 2022.
- In areas where the security was more stable and markets were functioning, partners commenced CVA programming targeting a small number of populations. During the reporting period, one CVA project completed reaching 2,500 individuals. The SNFI cluster is planning to expand further on CVA programming in South Sudan in 2022.
- During the reporting period, the core pipeline released and transported 911 MT of stocks from its warehouses for distribution by the partners to meet the needs of the affected populations.
Gaps / challenges
- In response to the demands of flood response, the SNFI Cluster has created a minimum response ‘flood kit’ consisting of 2 plastic sheets, 2 mosquito nets, 2 bundles of rubber ropes, and 1 blanket.
- Limited financial, logistical and human resources relatives to the high needs and difficult operating environment in South Sudan continue to limit the amount of assistance provided.