South Sudan Integrated Rapid Response Mechanism
Pioneered in 2014, the Integrated Rapid Response Mechanism (IRRM) continued in 2018 to serve as a lifeline for thousands of families living in some of the most vulnerable areas in South Sudan. When the conflict erupted in 2013, essential services across the country collapsed while humanitarian agencies had to reduce field presence due to insecurity - limiting the capacity to respond to the increasing needs in the population.
Four years into the programme, the humanitarian sector’s return to regular programming has been slow and limited due to continued conflict. Therefore, the demand for IRRMs remained high in 2018, responding to acute needs, re-opening humanitarian space and functioning as a platform for provision of a broad range of life-saving humanitarian assistance.