Project profile — South Sudan - Improving Health and Living Conditions - Concern Worldwide 2017


Concern Worldwide
2017-04-03 - 2018-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (50.00%)
Emergency food aid (72040) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


As of March 2017, an estimated 7.5 million people across South Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across the country as a result of armed conflict, inter-communal violence, economic crisis, disease outbreaks and climatic shocks. Approximately 1.85 million people are internally displaced within South Sudan and over 1.4 million South Sudanese have sought protection in neighbouring countries. The civil war, as well as erratic rainfall in some areas, have resulted in 4.6 million people projected to require food assistance, with malnutrition rates over emergency thresholds. Outbreaks of cholera, measles, and hepatitis E have strained an already overwhelmed health system. Humanitarian access remains restricted in many conflict areas and large numbers of people are accessible only by air drops. With GAC's support, Concern Worldwide is helping to improve health and living conditions for up to 91,679 vulnerable internally displaced and vulnerable conflict-affected people in Unity State and Central Equatoria State, South Sudan. Project activities include: (1) rehabilitating two boreholes for 28,800 people in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians site and ten water points for 5,000 people in Guit and Rubkona counties; (2) constructing 200 communal latrines benefitting up to 36,000 people and providing hygiene promotion training; (3) delivering quality outpatient therapeutic programs, targeted supplementary feeding programs and infant and young child feeding services at seven nutrition sites for 11,179 malnourished children under five years of age and 1,265 pregnant and lactating women; (4) promoting improved Infant and Young Child Feeding knowledge through 2,680 mother-to-mother support group sessions led by 83 lead mothers.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities; (2) improved hygiene behaviours in target communities; (3) increased access to interventions aimed at preventing, identifying and treating severe and moderate acute malnutrition among children under five and pregnant and lactating women. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $1,800,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
03-04-2017 Commitment $1,800,000
13-06-2017 Disbursement $1,800,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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