Emergency preparedness and response


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Planned results



Planned results

© UNICEF South Sudan/2011/Sokol
Children displaced by the inter-communal fighting in Pibor, Jonglei State, play at a recreational centre set up by UNICEF.

Over the period 2012–13, UNICEF aims to build on the achievements of the previous years to contribute to improving emergency preparedness and response in South Sudan.

The overall programme result is to ensure that emergency preparedness and response interventions are efficient and effective at national and state level.

© UNICEF South Sudan/2011/Sokol
A volunteer teacher, and children displaced by the inter-communal fighting in Pibor, Jonglei State, stand in front of a temporary learning centre set up by UNICEF.

To achieve this result, efforts will be made to ensure the implementation of the following:

  • Strengthened government and partner capacity for emergency preparedness and response at all levels.
  • Continued support to cluster coordination activities (WASH, nutrition, education, child protection).
  • Provision of emergency water, hygiene and sanitation facilities and supplies, including the pre-positioning of chlorine and water testing kits, as well as jerry cans and water tankers to ensure rapid response.
  • Special foods such as therapeutic milk and nutritional pastes are supplied to help rehabilitate severely malnourished children.
  • Supports unaccompanied or separated children in emergencies through identification, family tracing and re-unification services.
  • Provision of safe learning spaces, emergency education supplies and life-saving messages.



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