Our Protection Program Service
South Sudan and its people continue to reel from the impacts of years of conflict, violence and limited possibilities of development investment. Some 7.3 million people are facing problems related to their physical and mental well-being. Almost half of all counties have a convergence of high needs related to food insecurity, protection, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Over 1.5 million people are internally displaced and some million others have taken refuge in neighbouring countries. Critical social services such as primary health care and education are still facing significant interruptions due to insecurity and operational interference. There is a protection crisis that leads to protection-related needs that affect children and their families. The latest prevalence estimates of mental disorders in conflict settings of South Sudan, approximately 2.5 million people might have a mental disorder at any point in time. Children are afflicted with psychological trauma as a result of witnessing violence or experiencing it directly during attacks on villages or similar violent incidents.
The communities; women, girls, men, and boys are faced with protection risks and violations; these include refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan who are in need of protection services. suffer various risks and violations including family separation leading to high numbers of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), forced recruitment of children associated with armed forces and groups (CAAFAG), sexual and gender based violence, psychosocial distress, child, early and forced marriage (CEFM), cattle-related conflict and violence, abuse, exploitation.
The livelihoods of the majority of the households in Western Equatoria Counties are depended on agriculture (87.8 per cent)
Community Skills Development (CSD) helps in the provision of the following services;
- Knowledge and tools which empower youth, women, IDPs, returnees and host communities to become economically active and self-sustaining.
- Help victims to reclaim their dignity and rebuild their self-esteem; through participation in vocational training.
- Victims gains skills which enable them to start their businesses, sell their products to generate income and provide for themselves and their families.
- Provide psychosocial support services for women and children.
- Provide counselling and psychological first aid referred to specialized mental health clinics
- communities and protection victims are made aware of their rights and the supports available
- Establish community-based complaint networks (CBCNs) to encourage reporting of complaints and coordinate and make provision of victim assistance and support
- Help CBCNs to connect beneficiaries, community leaders together. Provide stakeholders with accurate information about projects and their objectives, including how project activities address the needs of the victims.
- enable children and young people’s access to education, ensure children and young people’s access to justice when their rights are violated. Build sustainable local livelihoods that address children and young people’s fundamental needs
- Foster protection against GBV, SGBV and support law enforcement agents to execute their protection services.
- Promote law enforcement activities
- The constructions of schools, child friendly spaces
- Raise awareness on Reproductive health, referral pathways
- Teach life skills to children - provide skills via teaching about direct experiences that are used to handle problems and questions commonly encountered in the daily lives of children
- Train staff in Early Childhood Development
- Provide restorative care for children living on the streets.