|Approval Date||28 Oct 2020|
|Signature Date||03 Feb 2021|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Sep 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The project is an emergency assistance relief package of $200,000 to fund ongoing humanitarian and emergency relief efforts in areas recently hit by floods in South Sudan. Indeed, as at September 2020, the UN has estimated that more than $80 million is needed for the overall flood response, including $46 million for immediate assistance to 360,000 people until the end of the year. Vast areas of the country along the River Nile are now under water, affecting more than 600,000 people since July in Jonglei, Lakes, Unity, Upper Nile, and Central and Western Equatoria. Entire communities have fled to higher ground to escape the rising waters. The funding is part of a multinational emergency response to provide relief to flood victims in the countries where torrential rains have caused rivers to overflow their dykes and banks, disrupting trade routes, damaging crops, killing livestock and submerging houses. The package, from the Bank’s Special Relief Fund, will be used to purchase food items and water, and to cover the implementation costs to be incurred by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The objective of the proposed Bank Group Emergency Relief Assistance is to contribute to the on-going efforts of the Government and other humanitarian partners to meet the urgent and immediate needs of the vulnerable population and the victims of the current water and food crisis. The main aim of the emergence assistance is to provide food and nutrition support, food-for-asset activities, where feasible. Selected food items will be provided to targeted vulnerable groups of beneficiaries, complementing contributions from other donors.
Considering this contribution is targeted to agriculture and food security, the $200,000 endeavors to support 48,000 people. For this contribution, the food to be produced by one vegetable and/or one fishing kit will have a positive impact on the food security and livelihoods of an entire household – not just one individual. With household size of about six members in South Sudan, at least 48,000 people (8,000 households) are expected to benefit from just one kit distributed through the Bank’s emergency flood response funding. Additionally, as the funding complements FAO Emergency funding, it benefits from a lower cost per beneficiary.
Special Relief Funds
MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING
|Last Update||15 May 2021|
|Name||BUKENYA John Bosco|