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Strengthening Food Security and Livelihood Cluster Coordination in response to the Humanitarian Situation in South Sudan

Countries: South Sudan | Operations ID: 200775 | Operations type: Special Operation (SO)

This operation has been modified as per budget revision 1 (see below)

After the eruption of conflict on 15th December 2013, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan deteriorated sharply. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that an estimated 1.3 million people have been displaced, particularly in the three states of Upper Nile, Unity and Jonglei. Despite agreements to cease hostilities, skirmishes and violence have continued.

Under this Special Operation, the Food Security and Livelihood Cluster (FSL), active in South Sudan since 2004, will continue to support national coordination of food security and livelihoods information and activities role, while strengthening the area/field coordination role in support of the member’s response plans. The FSL cluster will provide an information management platform that will allow for the efficient analysis of gaps, support prioritization and avoid overlap in the response. Food Security Cluster Information Management Tool will also track partners actual versus planned performance and will enhance the accuracy and consistency of 4 W (who is doing what, where, when) information.

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Budget revision 1 to SO 200775 extends in time the operation for the period January to December 2016.