What We Do
To respond to South Sudan’s many challenges, DCA implements an integrated country programme with the overall goal of saving lives and empowering the people of South Sudan to address protection needs; food insecurity and lack of accountable government structures.
DCA supports humanitarian relief activities and humanitarian mine activities as well as food security, active citizenship and peace building activities.
The activities are concentrated in two regions, Greater upper Nile and Greater Equatoria, and border areas.
The current crisis has meant that an increasing part of the programme is directed towards emergency assistance, but it is still a priority to continue the more long-term activities to secure that gain in food security and peace and reconciliation are not lost due to the overall deteriorating humanitarian situation.
The DCA programme in South Sudan has a strong focus on cash distribution and market-based interventions.
The Humanitarian Mine Action activities include mine clearance and Mine Risk Education.
Activities with a medium to long term focus include Safer Communities and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction approaches.
Except for Humanitarian Mine Action activities, DCA activities are implemented through local partners.
by Nina Pedersen, Country Director