On March 20, 2014, JCCP started emergency assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (hereinafter referred as “IDPs”) in the Republic of South Sudan. JCCP is going to support livelihood of IDPs in Juba County and Terekeka County, Central Equatoria State through distribution of non-food item (NFI).. With grants from Japan Platform, this emergency assistance will be carried out until May 17.
The current crisis originated in December 2013 has led to 803,200* IDPs, which include 50,000** IDPs in Juba County (excluding the capital) and Terekeka County. Those IDPs, including women and children who flew with a few belongings, are in dire conditions for survival.
*Reported by UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): March 27, 2014 **OCHA: February, 2014
In response to the situation, JCCP will distribute NFI such as hygiene products and mosquito nets to 1,000 IDP households (approx. 5,000 people) in Juba and Terekeka Counties.
JCCP has been working in South Sudan since 2010 before the independence of the country, providing vocational training and employment support for youths and health education for vulnerable children. These activities were to contribute to development of opportunities in life for youths and children, who are the succeeding generation of the new nation. For South Sudan, which still has challenges in nation building, it is greatly important to nurture young people’s capabilities to be economically self-reliant and manage grassroot level conflicts as well as strengthen communities’ resilience. JCCP will continue to provide assistance to South Sudan as an organization which recognizes its mission as prevention of conflicts and their recurrence.