Enhancing security coordination and local contextual understanding to increase humanitarian access
This project aims at enhancing security coordination and local contextual understanding to increase humanitarian access to insecure locations both inside and outside of Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites. Through enhanced understanding of the context, operational threats can be better mitigated by NGOs, facilitating scale-up of programme and service delivery to the affected population in South Sudan’s Upper Nile and Unity States.
Agriculture & food security
Agricultural financial services
Agricultural water resources
- Improved inter-agency security coordination and contextual analysis through NGO Safety Advisors for Upper Nile and Unity States.
- Improved NGO and DRC internal prepared-ness and safety management practices.
- Safety and Security coordination networks maintained in Malakal, Bentiu and Maban.
- Analysis & advisory and information provided to the humanitarian, diplomatic and donor community.
- NGOs and DRCs internal safety capacity strengthened.
- Other international or foreign NGO North
|Background||The humanitarian environment and operating conditions for both national and international NGOs continue to reflect the complex political milieu and deteriorating socio-economic conditions across the country. With the continuation of severe food insecurity, protection violations, the fragmentation of armed groups along political and ethnic lines and the proliferation of arms, the maintenance of aid corridors and neutral humanitarian spaces, in which NGOs can operate, is increasingly precarious and liable to shrinkage. The ongoing context assessment and analysis that the NGO Safety Advisors provide, serves an essential function in informing NGO decision-making – protecting NGO staff through effective risk mitigation measures.|
|Objectives||Enhanced security coordination, contextual understanding and humanitarian access of the insecure locations both inside and outside PoC sites to improve NGO’s access and scale up of programme and service delivery.|
|Target groups||National and international NGOs working in Bentiu, Malakal and Maban|
Results from previous phases: The Safety Adviser Programme has improved humanitarian access to affected populations in Unity and Upper Nile States. It has provided NGOs with a responsibility of Duty of Care for their staff, and the NGO community has specifically requested for the continuation of the programme.
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), Needs Analysis Working Group (NAWG), Pooled Fund Advisory Board.
|Coordination with other projects and actors||NGO-Forum Security, INSO, UNMISS, UNDSS, UNPOL, UNHCR (Maban), OCHA, national and international NGOs based in Bentiu, Malakal and Maban, Protection Cluster.|
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 1'000'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 250'000 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF 1'320'000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 2'320'000|