CERF-funded Project

South Sudan

WFP response to humanitarian needs in South Sudan (20-RR-WFP-047)

Project overview

With CERF funding, WFP will support 133,000 people out of a total of 700,000 in the counties already affected by multiple shocks: hunger, conflict, displacement and now flooding. These people have lost their livelihoods and will not have harvest to rely on before the beginning of WFP’s next lean season response in 2021. The CERF contribution will enable WFP to purchase about 2,970 metric tons of sorghum to provide one to three months of food rations. Depending on the severity of food insecurity in the location, the assistance will be in the form of 50 to 70 percent rations (equivalent to 1,050 to 1,470 kcal per day) of general food distribution (GFD) across the areas most affected by floods in Jonglei, Lakes, Unity and Central Equatoria. In addition, WFP will also provide common logistics services to the wider humanitarian community. The CERF allocation will cover the costs to deploy an additional Mi-8 aircraft in Bor for a 5-week time period to be shared by the Logistics cluster and the UN Humanitarian Air Service. This will enable WFP to provide 15 days of humanitarian cargo movement operations and 15 days available for humanitarian team deployments.

Sector Amount in US$
Food Assistance US$3,010,000
Common Services US$490,000