Support to vulnerable Groups with Sanitary kits and NFIs in the Wau Area

AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The emergency food relief assistance to vulnerable group’s project is funded by Norwegian Church Aid for period of two months. This report it covered February 2018 distribution did in two collected sites. The food relief assistance targeted 850 vulnerable individuals in the collective sites of Hai Masna and Hai Nazareth collected sites. The type of food assistance comprises of sorghum, Groundnuts and Dry fish were purchased and distributed to beneficiaries each received 12kg of sorghum and 2 kg of groundnut and 1kg of dry fish. The major project activities included identification, selection and registration of beneficiaries in the collective sites, the identification was based on vulnerability. But they include the following eg pregnant Women, Lactating Mothers, the elderly and Disable) within the Internally Displaced Collective sites of Hai Masna and Hai Nazareth. The report also contains the challenges and recommendations to the challenges.

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BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
Christian Action for Relief and Development (CARD), is development wing of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan a national organization funding by Norwegian Church Aid to provide Emergency Food relief Assistance to the most Vulnerable groups who are affected by ongoing crisis in the country, the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Collective sites were forced to flee their areas and came to Wau for their safety and protection. Most of this IDPs came various areas like Bazia, Atido, Nyigier, Maleng, Wadhalelo, Kuajieno, Roch Roch Doung and Wau itself settled in ECS Compound but later were relocated to by state government Hai Masna due to lack of space in addition to being near governor’s palace. The target group are food insecure as they depend entirely on Food Assistances from Actors because they are barred from accessing farm lands. NCA support CARD with financial support to support vulnerable group with emergency food relief assistance. The project’s activities majorly are Identification and Selection of most Vulnerable Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the Collective Sites, Registration of Beneficiaries, Food distribution to the beneficiaries and Conducting Meetings with stakeholders and beneficiaries and food distribution.

Objectives of the Report
This is to update CARD on the progress of its Emergency Food Assistance project in Hai Masna and Hai Nazareth Collective Sites as it looks forward to protecting and recovering the most vulnerable groups affected by crisis against hunger, malnutrition and destitution.

Food distribution: achievements of the project activities
The food distribution took three days, two days in Hai Masna Collected site, one day in Nazareth sites: each beneficiaries received 12 kgs of sorghum, 8 kg of groundnut, 1kg of dry fish. The distribution was done by 6 staff from CARD, two person were collected the token card from beneficiaries before receiving food, the other two staff were controlling crowd along community crowd control and lining up beneficiaries the other two were monitoring, observing the food distribution and taking pictures as well. The general security situation during this period was calm community were very cooperating: there were only one case reported elderly who lost her food ration card prior to distribution and other two cases of two elders who were missed out during registration

  1st  Distribution  Feb 2018  
Activity Description Gallon (Malawa) Sorghum kg Groundnut Dry fish
Location No. of Beneficiaries         
Nazareth 150  450 1800 1200 150
Masna 700  2100 8400 5600 700
Total 850 2550 10200 6800 850

Identification and Selection of Vulnerable Groups.
Women Development Group (WDG) and stakeholders (Camp Management, Chiefs) managed to identify were involved during registration and identification of 700 most Vulnerable individuals in the collective Site of Hai Masna and 150 in Hai Nazareth Collective site respectively.

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Food security and Livelihood officer Arich Regina she is observing registration of beneficiary’s process

Registration of Vulnerable Beneficiaries
A three day (26-28/02/2018) Beneficiary Registration was conducted by CARD in collaboration with Stakeholders in both Hai Masna and Nazareth collective centers. Although the population of the vulnerable individuals seems high due to influx of other individuals from Wau town, the Registration team prioritized the most Vulnerable IDPs who reside in the collective sites. A total of 850 vulnerable individuals were registered from the two collective Sites with 700 in Hai Masna and 150 in Hai Nazareth door to door Registration of vulnerable individuals conducted by CARD Staff
CARD Executive Director distributing Sorghum to beneficiaries in Nazareth Collective Site

Meeting with Interlocutors
Several meetings were held with the camp Management, Chiefs, Beneficiaries’ representatives and other Actors to discuss the progress of the project, its challenges and recommendations, a total of 9 meetings were conducted.

CHALLENGES FACED
Due to random movement of the Vulnerable groups to and fro Wau, some of them missed the two days allocated for food distribution, prompting CARD to deliver again food after two days.
Influx of vulnerable individuals from Wau town to the collective Sites during registration and distribution making some of Vulnerable IDPs in the Collective sites to miss registration.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
Due to limited resource, prior selection has to be done to the neediest and the crowd controllers should be hired during registration process to maintain order.
Once the two days for the distribution are communicated and distribution done, no more distribution day thereafter and this has to be made very clear to the beneficiaries.
At least three days should be allocated for registration so that much time is given for identification and selection of the right target group.
The chiefs, Community watch Groups should help CARD Scrutinise out individuals who do not belong to those collective sites so to give ways for the indigenous of those collective sites to benefit from the food assistance.

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Emergency Officer of NCA-Alamin Shawish distributing Sorghum to the vulnerable groups and Executive Director of CARD-Andrew Apiny Watching

CONCLUSION
The IDPs in the collective sites appreciated the food assistance rendered by CARD to the vulnerable individuals in the community since it meets their needs during this difficult moment and hoped for the continuity of the assistance since they depend entirely on Relief in the eye of restricted access of farm lands.

Four Past Projects

CARD has a heritage of working with others to implement projects of relief and care. Here are a taste of four recent projects: –

  1. Increased Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods for Poor and Marginalized Households in Western Bahr el Ghazal State South Sudan.
    The project was funded by European Union -EU for 3years.

Outcome of project activities.

  • 32 PCS of Ox-plough distributed to Farmers
  • 64 Farmers trained and used Ox-plough farming technology
  • Formation of local project steering committee in project locations
  • 95 Women headed Household trained and issue with Cassva  cutting for mutiplication
  • 2033 Women headed Household trained in growing vegetable production to eaned more income
  • 2000PCS of local hoes distributed to Households
  • 2000 rakes purchesd and distributed to households
  • 2000 axe purchese and distribuuted to households

  1. Water Project: Communities Gain Access to Clean Drinking Water.
    Funded by Anglican Relief Development Funds implemented in Athor, Kirik and Gak, Warrap State.

Outcome of project activities.

  • Drilled three boreholes construct concert platform
  • install hands pumps India Mark 2 or extra India Mark 2 extract deep plus;
  • Formation and training water management Committee in the village.

  1. Increased Food & Nutrition Security and Sustainable Livelihoods for poor and marginalize Households in WBS South Sudan.
    The project was funded by CORDAID for 1 year.

Outcome of project activities

  • Distribution of Seeds & tools to the farmers.
  • Farmer group formation and training in horticulture vegetable production;
  • farmer training in Animal traction,
  • Staple crop production,
  • Pest and disease control (environmental-friendly)

  1. Emergency Relief Response project
    The project was funded by Norwegian Church Aid

Outcome of project activities

  • Identification and Registered extremely vulnerable group in Cathedral and Nazareth
  • Produced food ration cards and issued to vulnerable groups
  • Purchased and food distributed food to vulnerable group
  • Emergency Relief Assistance for vulnerable group
  • Identification and Registered extremely vulnerable group in ECS IDPs camp.
  • Produced food ration cards and issued to vulnerable groups
  • Purchased and food distributed food to vulnerable group