What we do

Humanitarian action

 

humanitarian action

The UN provides humanitarian assistance, including support for the return and reintegration of hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs to the south. In addition, over 30 separate emergency operations are currently underway in 46 of South Sudan's 79 counties providing life-saving assistance to populations affected by violence and food insecurity. Expanding the existing safety net into remote areas is also part of this priority area.

 


Protection and stabilization

 

protection and stabilization

Efforts to help protect civilians against violence and stabilize flashpoint areas are another major priority. UN agencies and partners work to enhance physical safety, address gender-based violence and disassociate children from armed groups. They also support the Government in tackling the underlying drivers of conflict by targeting the worst-affected counties with initiatives that generate youth employment, ensure access to water and grazing lands and expand the presence of the police.

 


Social progress and justice

 

social progress and justice

Another priority for the UN in South Sudan centres on social progress and justice. As part of its support to the three-year South Sudan Development Plan, the UN is working with partners to promote the Millennium Development Goals to help rapidly improving living conditions by enhancing agricultural production, increasing access to basic services, promoting literacy, increasing economic opportunity and empowering people to demand their rights.

 


State take-off and accountability

 

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South Sudan has one of the largest capacity deficits in Africa. With this in mind, the UN's last priority is state take-off and accountability. Three major 'surge' initiatives are underway which aim to rapidly boost public sector capacity in the new republic. More than 150 UN volunteers are currently deployed in each of the ten states, hundreds of civil servants from neighbouring IGAD countries are being embedded in ministries and an additional 1,000 will be deployed in the coming year as part of the AU roster.

 

The UN is also helping to promote accountability by assisting the development of an anti-corruption framework, targeting capacity development support to key oversight committees, supporting military and police justice and promoting local media capacity.

UN Partner Agencies

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  • Sudan Recovery Fund