Multi Sector Assistance to refugees in Maban County

Project completed

The project is designed to provide multi sector assistance to refugees in Yusuf Batil refugee camp (target 40 867), Maban County, Upper Nile State, through the provision of health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene services. In addition, vulnerable host communities (target  21 688) will be able to access the health service and safe water supply.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Sudan
Drinking water and basic sanitation (WASH) (til 2016)
Primary health care
01.03.2014 - 31.05.2015
CHF 700'000

The context in South Sudan has changed significantly since the outbreak of armed conflict in mid-December. The crisis comes on top of already large-scale humanitarian needs. Currently there are over 202’000 refugees from neighbouring Sudan present in different camps throughout the country. The second largest camp of Yusuf Batil in Upper Nile holds almost 40’000 people. Medair’s response in health and WASH began in 2012 and was since then increased at the request of UNHCR. In 2014, Medair will be the primary partner for WASH, health and nutrition services in Yusuf Batil Camp. With the very limited capacities of the host community, refugees depend on UN and NGOs to provide basic services.


Reduce morbidity and mortality among refugees in Yusuf Batil camp and vulnerable host communities in Maban County, Upper Nile State (Target 62’555).

Target groups

40’867 Refugees (population of Yusuf Batil Camp) and 21’688 people of host communities.

Medium-term outcomes

Outcome 1: Improved access to essential lifesaving WASH services for targeted refugee population and host community

Outcome 2: Improved access to quality health and nutrition services for targeted refugee population and host community.


Expected results:  

Refugees and host communities are able to access safe water supply; refugees have access to sanitation facilities and have increased awareness of healthy hygiene behaviours; refugees and host communities have access to quality preventative and curative health services; children under 5 and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) with severe acute malnutrition are treated.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
Swiss Non-profit Organisation
  • Medair

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   700'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   700'000
Project phases Phase 4 01.03.2017 - 28.02.2018   (Completed) Phase 3 01.03.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.03.2014 - 31.05.2015   (Completed)