Project profile — South Sudan - Common Humanitarian Fund - UNDP 2018


UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2018-02-06 - 2019-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• South Sudan (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

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


As of March 2018, an estimated 7 million people across South Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across the country as a result of armed conflict, food insecurity, malnutrition, economic decline, and disease. Approximately 1.9 million people are internally displaced within South Sudan and over 2.4 million South Sudanese have sought protection in neighbouring countries. An estimated 5.1 million people are currently severely food insecure, with malnutrition rates over emergency thresholds. Outbreaks of communicable diseases 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, the South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund is providing timely allocations to national and international NGOs and United Nations agencies to meet critical humanitarian needs of people throughout the country. The Fund is managed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office. Support to the Fund is helping to achieve its objectives, including: (1) promoting early action and response to reduce loss of life; (2) enhancing response to time-critical humanitarian requirements; and (3) strengthening core elements of humanitarian response in underfunded crises.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to life-saving activities (e.g. food, nutrition, health, protection, shelter, water, sanitation, hygiene, transportation, communication, and other items of assistance); (2) increased ability to provide timely and coordination humanitarian action; and (3) increased access to funding for underfunded crises. 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 $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
28-05-2018 Disbursement $600,000
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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