Cordaid in South Sudan
Cordaid provides direct health care support to over 200,000 people through provision of primary and secondary health care in five hospitals, and over 25 primary health care facilities. We focus on maternal and child health care within the continuum of care. In addition, Cordaid supports TB control activities with funding from Global Fund, in 34 health facilities across South Sudan.
Improving health systems includes the training of nurses and mid-wives in Wau and Torit, to provide the critically required skilled staff. Cordaid-supported health care activities have been able to reach and provide services to people affected by war in Bentiu and Malakal, and communities affected by drought in Eastern Equatoria.
Security & Justice
Cordaid partners with civil society organisations to increase citizens’ knowledge of their rights and obligations, and identify needs and priorities related to security and justice. Initiatives that address these needs are supported by Cordaid. These can be community initiatives which promote social cohesion, trainings for justice providers and law enforcement or support to institutions, policymakers and legislators to draft policies and laws which address security and justice needs of citizens.
Cordaid supports internally displaced people and vulnerable people affected by conflict, severe food insecurity, lack of access to water, and outbreak of water-borne diseases. In acute emergency phases, Cordaid provides life-saving support like food, cash for work, clean water, temporary shelters and water storage containers. To help people recover on a longer term, Cordaid provides conditional cash for livelihoods, seeds, farming and fishery tools, as well as small business and agriculture training. Cordaid also supports IDP settlements and host communities to construct or rehabilitate water sources, latrines, provide hygiene promotion, with a child-to-child approach.
Poor hygienic conditions could cause potentially deadly diseases to spread rapidly. That is why Cordaid constructed latrines around schools and busy marketplaces, as well as hundreds of household latrines. On top of that Cordaid works together with a team of refugees who promote good hygiene to the families through an educational entertainment program. Image: Petterik Wiggers.
Resilience & Disaster Risk Reduction
We support and empower disaster prone and fragile communities to prevent, mitigate and bounce back from the impacts of hazards and disasters, increase social cohesion, improve food security and livelihood. Our community managed disaster risk reduction program and contingency action plans are aligned with government policies and government supported. We advocate and influence national government policies, practices and investments to promote disaster risk reduction, mitigate climate change and restore ecosystems.
Cordaid’s Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction program (CMDRR) in South Sudan assists communities in addressing inter- and intra-ethnic disputes, land (tenure) and other resource conflicts as well as natural or climate related hazards, such as flooding and drought. It aims to address multiple hazards by protecting people’s lives, and sustainably (re)building the livelihoods and food security of communities living in disaster prone and fragile counties in Upper Nile, Western Bahr El Gazal and Greater Equatoria states.
Partners and donors
Cordaid works with Caritas, the Catholic Church and civil society and a number of implementing partners to contribute to a thriving, healthy and peaceful South Sudan. Beside Caritas and the Catholic Church, our implementing partners include: AFOD, ARC, CASS, CEPO, EVE, Global Aim, Health Net TPO, Justitia et Pax, RAAH, SARRA, South Sudan Law Society, STEWARDWOMEN, SUDA, Sudd Institute, UNIDO, Upper Nile Youth Development Association, WDG and World Relief.
Cordaid projects in South Sudan are funded by a number of donors, the main ones being: Health Pool Fund (Crown Agents), The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNDP (TB Global Fund), Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties (SHO), the European Commission, RRHP/IMA and Cordaid itself.