South Sudan, Concern Worldwide: NGO Forum Support

Project completed

This is the fourth phase of support to the NGO-Forum in South Sudan, aiming at contributing to the effectiveness and coordination of emergency humanitarian response and development programming in South Sudan. This will be achieved through sustained and enhanced engagement with all stakeholders on issues affecting NGO operations, advocacy, capacity building and information sharing. 

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Sudan
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Protection, access & security
Humanitarian efficiency
01.09.2017 - 28.02.2021
CHF  1’340’000
Background Renewed fighting in July 2016 has further worsened the already dire Humanitarian situation, marked by continuous population displacement and a strongly deteriorating economic and food security situation. Over 3.87 million are displaced and over 6 million face severe food insecurity. Humanitarian efforts to effectively respond to the situation are heavily constrained by insecurity, access constraints, information gaps and the existence of arbitrary and restrective government policies and negative perceptions that obstruct NGO work. 
Objectives To contribute to an effective and principled delivery of humanitarian and development assistance by national and international NGOs in South Sudan. 
Target groups
  • Both National and Internal NGOs
  • Indirectly, South Sudanese communities 
Medium-term outcomes Improved NGO engagement in South Sudan in the delivery of humanitarian and development assistance. 

Expected results:  

  • Information and coordination based on humanitarian principles and development best practices shared;
  • Effective NGO security advising and crisis management;
  • Capacity of national NGOs strengthened. 

Results from previous phases:  

  • The Forum ensured access to critical information and has effectively helped its members in decision-making and reaching common approchaes/positions on issues affecting NGO operations.
  • The Forum has been an effective platform in shaping government policies towards NGOs 

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
International or foreign NGO

Coordination with other projects and actors DRC, UNMISS, OCHA, Protection Cluster and ICWG, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), South Sudanese authorities 
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    1’340’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    1’316’971 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF   866’684 Budget inclusive project partner CHF   2’299’000
Project phases

Phase 4 01.09.2017 - 28.02.2021   (Completed)

Phase 3 01.06.2016 - 31.07.2017   (Completed) Phase 1 15.02.2014 - 31.03.2015   (Completed)