NRC: Protection Cluster Support 2016

Projekt abgeschlossen

Prolonged conflict has led to high levels of insecurity and displacement in South Sudan. This does not only require humanitarians to scale up and coordinate their interventions, but to also be creative and knowledgeable enough to respond to the needs of and provide protection to the affected populations. This is the third phase of a project that aims to improve contextual understanding among humanitarian actors and decision-makers in South Sudan in order to enable a more strategic and effective response, through independent protection and conflict analysis.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Rechtsstaatlichkeit - Demokratie - Menschenrechte
Menschenrechte (inkl. Frauenrechte)
01.08.2016 - 31.07.2017
CHF 238'000

Fighting continued between government and opposition forces in most parts of the country despite the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity in April 2016. This situation further escalated on 9 July 2016 with heavy fighting erupting in the capital Juba, ushering in new waves of violence and displacement. Similar incidents occurred in Wau, Kajo-Keji, Torit and Leer. This continued deterioration of the security situation has exacerbated the already dire humanitarian and protection environment in the country. An estimated 4.8 million were already in dire need of assistance, with over 2 million displaced, before the recent fighting.


Improve the quality of humanitarian responses and the protection of vulnerable groups by ensuring that interventions are underpinned by strong contextual analysis.


(I)NGOs, UNMISS, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), donor community, and IDPs

Mittelfristige Wirkungen
  • Strengthen the flow of accurate and timely information to support effective decision making at all levels.
  • Increase collective understanding of political and contextual changes by identifying patterns and trends that impact upon the protection and humanitarian environment.
  • Increase public awareness of humanitarian and protection issues, including by supporting advocacy efforts

Erwartete Resultate:  

  • Public advocacy efforts strengthened
  • Thematic roundtables discussions and trainings conducted
  • More regular, timely analysis of key conflict-related issues and trends produced and shared with all stakeholders

Resultate von früheren Phasen:  

The Protection Cluster established a protection monitoring system, provided regular context analysis and appropriate protection interventions.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Internationale oder ausländische NGO
  • Norwegian Refugee Council

Andere Partner


Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren

The Protection Cluster coordinates with the six Protection Sub-Clusters, (I)NGOs, UN Agencies, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), and the donor community

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   238'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   206'082 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Schweizer Beitrag CHF  470'000 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF  708'000
Projektphasen Phase 5 01.12.2018 - 30.04.2020   (Completed) 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)