Since 2013, AAH South Sudan with funding from UNHCR has been providing logistical support for refugees operations targeting refugees mainly from Sudan, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)and the Central Africa Republic (CAR) with an operation base of 8 out of the 10 states in South Sudan (Western Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Unity, Upper Nile, Western and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States).
In 2014, AAH South Sudan in collaboration with other partners intervened in three most affected states of Unity, Upper Nile and Jonglei as well as Western Bahr-el-Ghazal and Lakes States responding to the needs of over 240, 000 refugees, asylum seekers and directly and indirectly reached out to over one million internally displaced persons. The project established a reception centre at the Yida refugee camp in Unity state that provided 14,330 newly arrived persons assistance before they were later relocated to the newly-established camp in Ajuong Thok.
Additionally, the project moved nearly 15 million kilograms of core relief items and supplies including food, medicines, shelter and other basic essentials such as fuel and water to various destinations where they supported survival of affected communities. A major component of this included overseeing all warehousing operations and the project managed storage and dispatch of essential items in Juba, Maban, Yida, Jam Jang and Yei.
In line with our mission of improving people’s livelihoods despite their circumstances, AAH South Sudan established a Leather Craft workshop at the Ajuong Thok refugee camp in Unity State to assist youths from refugee and host communities gain skills to uplift their wellbeing. The establishment of the reception centre in Yida has also created job opportunities for the refugees and local people particularly women.
Achievements as of September 2015
South Sudan has been confronted by major political and socio-economic challenges resulting from the conflict that broke out in December 2013. This has caused a major humanitarian crisis that has affected over 1.4 million people AAH South Sudan’s humanitarian intervention efforts continue to respond to the diverse needs of refugees, asylum seekers, and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Currently, we run 44 warehouses holding 16,692 Metric Tonnes (MT) of supplies to serve the varied needs amongst the people we serve. In addition, we have improved services at the reception area at Yida refugee camp in Unity state so as to serve the population better. To date, 28,481 PoCs (Persons of Concern) have been hosted at the transit centre before relocation to the newly-established camp in Ajuong Thok
Lastly, 32 PoCs have been equipped with relevant life skills to enable them become self-reliant.
Project Title: Humanitarian Relief & Recovery
Start Date: January 2013
Project Area: South Sudan