Strengthening independent protection and conflict analysis in support of contextappropriate humanitarian interventions


The project seeks to improve contextual understanding among humanitarian actors and decison-makers in South Sudan in order to enable a more strategic and effective response. With this support, SDC contributes to a broader initiative towards enhancing a well-coordinated and effective humanitarian action in South Sudan.

Country/region Period Budget
South Sudan
01.12.2018 - 31.12.2019
CHF 305'000
Background A Revitalised Agreement for the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (RARCSS) was signed in September 2018. Despite positive indications from the conflict parties to implement the agreement, the overall situation remains volatile. A dire humanitarian situation persist, with over 4.4 million severely food insecure and 4 million forcefully displaced. Civilian protection remains a matter of great concern; conflict parties have been accused of perpetrating continuous violations against civilians, including targeted killings, sexual assault, abductions, forced child recruitment and denial of freedom of movement. Humanitarians continue to face significant challenges including violent attacks and interference from authorities and armed actors. Localised conflicts, further disintegration of armed groups, the geographic spread of the conflict, and the economic crisis will likely continue to drive both context volatility and insecurity across the country.
Objectives Improve the quality of the humanitarian response in South Sudan by strengthening the strategic planning and response coordination of the Protection Cluster through enhanced context analysis.
Target groups Protection Cluster, ICWG, OCHA and donors 
Medium-term outcomes

Provision of relevant and timely conflict and context analysis to support response coordination, policy development, as well as strategic planning and decision-making Increased understanding of trends, key dynamics and issues affecting the protection and humanitarian context

Promotion of context analysis products and other relevant briefings among humanitarian actors and other stakeholders

Results

Expected results:   Quarterly trends updates, bi-weekly briefs, ad-hoc research reports, roundtable discussions.


Results from previous phases:  

  • Key decision-makers have been provided with relevant and timely analysis of the rapidly evolving context in South Sudan.
  • Lobby meetings to donor capitals successfully undertaken
  • 2 independent research undertaken (1 on role of traditional leadership in the Protection of Civilian sites (PoCs) and 1 on Access in the Equatorias)


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
  • Norwegian Refugee Council


Coordination with other projects and actors NGO Formum, CSRF, REACH 
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   305'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   263'025 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF  912'600 Budget inclusive project partner CHF  1'273'000
Project phases Phase 5 01.12.2018 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 4 01.08.2017 - 30.09.2018   (Completed) Phase 3 01.08.2016 - 31.07.2017   (Completed) Phase 1 01.03.2014 - 31.05.2015   (Completed)